You may discover Magnet Downloader installed onto the browsers, and it is highly possible that you have not given the permission for its installation. The program not only can be installed without permission, it can install other software without permission as well. Due to this, you should make sure that the potentially undesirable program has no way to enter the computer. If you have discovered the PUP already, it is possible that other unreliable programs are running as well. Some of these could have entered the PC bundled with the extension and others could have been downloaded by it. Continue reading to find out how to delete Magnet Downloader.
It appears that Magnet Downloader belongs to the Lyrics family, and it is infamous for the advertisement supported software developed on the Crossrider platform. The application does not have an official, representative web page; however, the publisher InstallDaddy could attach it to other installers. In fact, the main task for the publisher is to promote less popular installers using the software packaging method. So it would not be surprising to discover that Magnet Downloader has been installed bundled with other software. What is surprising is that the application may be responsible for the installation of adware helpers. They could be used to spy on you, collect information and update software.
Just like FLV Player Addon, Magnet Downloader can access data on the websites you browse and record your browsing history. This sort of activity is often related to advertisement supported programs which employ web cookies to spy on targeted users and learn more about their habits and interests. Even though the application is promoted as the must-have tool allowing you to watch TV online for free, it is not clear how these services are related to the extension. It is also unclear why the plugin initiates the creation of folders and registry entries recognized as globalUpdate. These components are likely to belong to an adware helper, and we recommend its removal.
There is no doubt that Magnet Downloader is a suspicious application, and so getting it deleted is the best thing you could do. We strongly recommend installing automatic malware removal software to scan the PC and delete all existing threats. If you believe you can remove Magnet Downloader related software and adware components manually, you should begin with the removal of the undesirable extension. You can delete the plugin from all browsers with the help of the instructions posted below.
Delete from Windows 8:
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7:
Delete from Windows XP: