LoadLeader is an application that acts as a download manager. It promises to help users to quickly and easily find the files they want to download and get them without any obstacles. LoadLeader itself is very prevalent in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. This fact is not shocking news for us because we know that LoadLeader is developed by LLC Audit Firm ACTIVE – AUDIT which is known to be a software developer located in Kiev, Ukraine. It is known that this company has already published hundreds of unreliable applications, so it is not surprising that LoadLeader is not the most reliable program too. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have noticed that this program is a potentially unwanted application (PUP). There are several reasons why we classify it like that. We will enlist them in this article and want to encourage you to read through it from beginning to end.
Even though LoadLeader advertises itself as a download manager, it has been observed that this application only finds torrents but cannot download them. Another disturbing fact about LoadLeader is that it is detected as a Trojan by several antimalware engines. We have not noticed that it would act like a Trojan; however, we are still sure that this program cannot be fully trusted. Specialists at 411-spyware.com do not like LoadLeader not only because it does not work properly, but also because it might perform activities behind a user’s back, for example, it might modify the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in order to start automatically together with Windows. There is no point in keeping programs which you are not going to use because they will still use your system’s resources and might perform different activities behind your back.
Another thing that shows that LoadLeader is not the most trustworthy program is the fact that it comes with a different name too – MaxDownload. It does not really matter which version you encounter because the most important thing is that you delete this program completely from your system. The download pages of LoadLeader and MaxDownload are automatically blocked by Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, so many users understand immediately that they are unreliable. Unfortunately, not all the users download LoadLeader themselves, so they do not visit its official website and do not notice the warning.
There are two main ways in which LoadLeader is distributed. First of all, you might have downloaded and installed this potentially unwanted application yourself from loadleader.net; however, it is more likely that this program has entered your system together with other files, e.g. games, music, films, and cracked software. There is an especially huge risk to encounter LoadLeader if a user tends to download files from such Russian websites as psp-psv.ru, game-over1.net, and others. Researchers at 411-spyware.com have managed to find out that LoadLeader itself is often distributed via the downloader InstallMonster too. Last but not least, users might be tricked into downloading this program because it might have a torrent icon with the .exe filename extension, and users might think that it is a simple torrent file. LoadLeader is definitely not the only program that might enter systems without permission. Therefore, we highly recommend that you install a security tool on the system and always keep it enabled. We are sure that a reputable tool will prevent PUPs and much more serious threats from slithering on the system.
LoadLeader itself can be removed via Control Panel. You can erase it via Control Panel manually; however, we cannot say the same about other undesirable programs that have entered your system with it. Below the article you will find instructions that will help you to get rid of LoadLeader via Control Panel; however, if you are a more experienced user, you should know that you can remove LoadLeader in a different way too:
We highly recommend that you scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter too. It will erase other existing infections for you, and it will protect your system from future threats that might be much more harmful.
Windows 7 and Vista