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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Direct Downloader



Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

Direct Downloader

Direct Downloader intrusion method

Direct Downloader copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (random).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Direct Downloader and value (random).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (random).exe or Direct Downloader. Also, it can create folder with name Direct Downloader under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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How to remove Direct Downloader manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Direct Downloader, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Direct Downloader.

To get rid of Direct Downloader, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\cc99c994408671af38332ccf3fb22daa\DirectDownloaderInstaller.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\cc99c994408671af38332ccf3fb22daa\downloaderDDLR.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\cc99c994408671af38332ccf3fb22daa\preinstaller.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader\DirectDownloader.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader\icon.ico
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader\settings.ini
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader\Uninstall.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader\updateRunner.exe
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\6L9HZ3D8.txt
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\T5T2ELWO.txt
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Direct Downloader.lnk
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DirectDownloader\DirectDownloader.lnk
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DirectDownloader\Launch Website.url
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DirectDownloader\Online Help.url
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DirectDownloader\Uninstall Program.lnk
  • C:\Users\{Username}\Desktop\Direct Downloader.lnk

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\cc99c994408671af38332ccf3fb22daa
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\DirectDownloader
  • C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DirectDownloader
  • C:\Users\{Username}\Desktop\Downloads

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\DirectDownloader.exe
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\.torrent
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ddlr.torrent
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\magnet
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DirectDownloader_RASAPI32
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DirectDownloader_RASMANCS
  • Key: HKU\S-1-5-21-1534515440-2213425578-3857589499-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

4. Manually fix browser problems

Direct Downloader can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Direct Downloader before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

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Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov Protection Status

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