DownloadMe – How to stop it?
DownloadMe – What is it? It is identified as an adware. DownloadMe is a program that comes to your computer in the form of an add-on to the web browser (Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer). Once installed, it will display annoying pop-ups each time when opening your internet browser. You must understand that similar adverts are powered by adware application. Thus, if you want to remove them, you need to uninstall the related adware as their source.
Keep in mind, DownloadMe cannot help you to find any helpful information. Its only task is to make you click on pop up ads. Thus, the distributors of this nasty adware get their money. Moreover, Ads by DownloadMe may track your habits and browsing activities. It will record default your search queries.
How does DownloadMe get into my system?
We highly recommend you to read the user’s agreement (the EULA) and skip the “Next” button. You need to select the Custom option. Also, you should make sure that the software is secure. Actually, there are many malicious apps in the web. We advice you to read reviews about the software as well. Unfortunately, if your personal computer is already infected by DownloadMe, you need to use the detailed instructions below.
Removal tool for DownloadMe:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with DownloadMe in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):