It is easy to tell from DDLManager’s name what this application does. Quite obviously, the program has been designed to help users manage their downloading sessions. It might seem that DDLManager is supposed to function as a browser plug-in, but in reality it works as a separate application that pops into action once it got installed onto your computer. It seems to be aimed at French-speaking computer users, because its main website at ddlmanager.com is entirely in French. However, computer security experts label this application as potentially unwanted for a reason, and you should terminate the program from your computer as well.
If you have come across ddlmanager.com website before, you will be surprised to know that users can install DDLManager on their computers, because the main download link at the official home page does not work. However, that is never a problem for potentially unwanted freeware apps – more often than not, they are distributed bundled with free.
DDLManager is of no exception as well. The download manager has been known to be bundled with such adware and potentially unwanted applications as MyPCBackup, Wajam, Pricora, Bubbledock, SearchProtect and so on. Since SearchProtect is often installed along with Conduit browser plug-ins, we may assume that DDLManager might arrive bundled with Conduit products as well. It just proves that potentially unwanted applications and plug-ins often travel in packs.
Although this application cannot damage your system on its own, it often displays various commercial advertisements that are embedded there by third parties. This way DDLManager exposes you to potentially corrupted websites and other unreliable content that might prove to be dangerous to you and your computer. Granted, manual infection via DDLManager is highly unlikely, but you should take your computer security seriously and remove DDLManager before anything unexpected happens.
Since this program comes with an installer, and users actually permit the program to be installed on their computers, they can also remove DDLManager via Control Panel as well. However, manual removal via Control Panel may not be enough, as security researches claim that manual removal does not delete all of the program’s files. Not to mention that, DDLManager also creates point of execution entry in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run: DDLManager and as a result it allows the application to auto-start automatically each time you turn on the computer.
Therefore, to make sure that this application is removed from the PC for good, along with other potentially unwanted programs, you should scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and then acquire a powerful antimalware application that will terminate all the undesirable and potentially dangerous files and programs automatically. Do not hesitate to do all that is necessary to ensure your system’s safety.
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