1ClickDownloader is a freeware that was made for downloading any type of files without an external client. It is the main product of a company from Cyprus, stating that files will be downloaded fast, secure and in one click. One can get this toolbar by visiting the site 1clickdownloader.com. Even though it has a label “Verified by Norton”, many cyber security experts refer to it as a browser hijacker and associate it with adware and spyware platforms. Although the program is free, the money is earned via displaying of paid advertisements.
1ClickDownloader is usually distributed together with other programs and adware platforms, such as CouponDropDown, SweetIM or other. One of legal although unfair ways of spreading this adware toolbar is to install it together with other programs that a computer user chooses to have. During an automatic installation a checkbox is marked by default and this way 1ClickDownloader gets on Internet Browser’s menu. Yet the toolbar might also be injected with a help of malware. In such a case a computer user has no idea how it got there until she sees pop-up advertisements and redirections while working with PC. Sometimes your computer antivirus might warn you of a potential dangerous link which is a 1clickdownloader.com. Yet to remove the toolbar might not be as easy as it seems.
Only if you can locate 1ClickDownloader in your Control Panel’s Add and Remove Programs list, you can try removing it manually. Otherwise we advice to use anti-malware programs like Hitman Pro or Spyhunter. Even if you chose to remove 1ClickDownloader manually, it is strongly recommended to perform a full system scan to ensure no infections came with it. You should also remove any other unknown software that was installed the same day as 1ClickDownloader. In some cases you might also need to restore your home page and search provider manually via Internet browser settings.
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