MyDownloadManager is an extension working on Google Chrome browser. It seems to be quite appealing because it promises to enable users to manage their downloads directly from their browsers. To be more specific, it is said on its official website mydownloadmanager.com that users will be able to “open downloaded files, open their containing folder, cancel an ongoing operation or retry a canceled item.” We agree with users that this piece of software really seems to be beneficial. Besides, it has been observed that it is available for download on the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ecgpcdemcmdihjfdmaiifnpbikdmbcmb and chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ppnniaipapodjlmeclhnbnigcabkjbch), so users download and install it without any fear. Even though security experts agree that MyDownloadManager seems to be a very beneficial program, they still say that it cannot be trusted blindly because it has drawbacks too. As there is a possibility that it can act in an undesirable way too, specialists tend to put it into the category of potentially unwanted programs. You will find out why it so in this article. Feel free to also use our manual removal instructions to erase MyDownloadManager.
Even though MyDownloadManager is quite decent, and it enables users to manage downloads (e.g. check the list of all downloads), we still cannot call it fully reliable. First of all, it has been observed that it changes homepage and New Tab settings on Google Chrome. You will see apps.searchalgo.com/search in the address bar every time you open your browser. In case you decide to use the search box on apps.searchalgo.com/search to find the information on the web, you will be immediately taken to searchalgo.com, which is considered to be an untrustworthy search engine, and only then Yahoo! search results will be displayed for you. It is very likely that you will not even notice that you are first taken to searchalg.com because this happens in the blink of an eye. According to researchers, this means that users might be provided with the modified search results. In other words, third-party links and advertisements will be inserted among the legitimate search results on searchalgo.com. Such search results might cause harm to the system because they might take users to untrustworthy web pages full of malicious software.
Researchers have also managed to find out that MyDownloadManager is quite an intrusive application. It asks for permission to read and change data on all the websites a user visits, manage downloads, and open downloaded files. If you install this software, it means that you agree with that. There is a small possibility that the search engine that will be set as your homepage and New Tab page might gather other kinds of details too. For example, it might record your search queries, websites you visit, advertisements and links you click on, and other more technical information like IP address. There is only one way to stop this program – you need to eliminate it. We are sure that other similar trustworthy applications exist and you will find and install one instead of MyDownloadManager.
As you already know, MyDownloadManager is available for download on its official website, and users can also get it from the Chrome Web Store (store IDs: ppnniaipapodjlmeclhnbnigcabkjbch and ecgpcdemcmdihjfdmaiifnpbikdmbcmb). Of course, these are primary sources; however, nobody can deny that this software cannot find other ways to sneak onto computers. According to experts working at 411-spyware.com, MyDownloadManager might travel in software bundles as well. Software bundles are usually available for download on torrent, file-sharing, and other third-party web pages, so you have to be very careful in the future in order not to download them again. To make sure that your PC is 100% safe, install a reputable security tool and keep it there.
MyDownloadManager installs two extensions, e.g. myDownloadManager Search and myDownload Manager Start. These extensions have to be removed if you want to erase MyDownloadManager from your system fully. Unfortunately, you will also need to change the New Tab page and homepage settings. Therefore, we suggest that you simply reset your browser. It is known that this software will also leave junk files. Remove them all ASAP to fully eliminate this extension. Use instructions provided below or scan your system with SpyHunter (an automatic malware remover).