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Free Download Manager needs to be installed

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A window that is titled Free Download Manager appears, telling me to install it, but there are no instructions on how to do this.

Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Don't install it. Firefox does downloads fine without the need for an external download "manager".

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hello ivory123, it isn't a good idea to install something, just because of a popup that tells you so if you're not sure that you want or need this program. this is often a way for adware or malware to spread.

please run a full scan of your system with the security software already in place and different tools like the free version of malwarebytes and adwcleaner..

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I ran a full scan of my computer with aVast! PROANTIVIRUS, which did not turn up any infected files . . . . although some files, such as bgCheckbox.png and other png files, were protected . . . . and could not be scanned.

Then I did a full scan with Malwarebytes Ant-imalware1.75.0.1300, which revealed several inflections or processes called "PUP . . . . " which I was able to select and delete.

The popup window appears in my attachment, the image called Download Manager.

Once again, if anyone could suggest how I could delete the pop-up, if this is possible, I would appreciate it. This pop-up appeared AFTER, as well as before, doing the scans.

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you can also go to the windows control panel / programs and see if you find any reference to "Free Download Manager" (or any other or potentially unwanted software like toolbars) that you can remove from there.

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You can possibly find this extension in Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions.

Did you recently install the Free Download Manager?

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I found Free Download Manager in Tools>Add-ons and deleted it, which Firefox said it did.

I only have Program Updates (see attachment) in my Windows Control Panel -- not Programs.

Thanks.

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sorry, i use a non-english version of the OS, so that was only a approximate translation - according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307895/en-us it is labelled "Add or Remove Programs"