It is currently Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:12 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:06 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 am
Posts: 1243
KB20141027 Remove DownloadAdmin

Image

Sorry, but I do not know where the he*l DownloadAdmin exactly came from? But you had better uninstall it on your own PC: it was found to be installed as sponsorware. See the below screenshot.
Attachment:
Remove DownloadAdmin - 1.jpg
[ 79.17 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

Attachment:
Remove DownloadAdmin - 2.jpg
[ 79.25 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]


I found little info around its homepage, help/ contact/ about page by far. Yet, I got some useful information from this VT analysis:
    File name: UpdateAdmin.exe
    Detection ratio: 2 / 53
    Copyright: © 2014 DownloadAdmin All Rights Reserved
    Publisher: Download Admin
    Original/ Internal name: UpdateAdmin.exe
    MD5: be8e0779649d22951a4124b0dc68ca78

Got it? Yes, this DownloadAdmin is just the clone of Download Admin. Then, what is DownloadAdmin (aka, Download Admin)?

Quote:
DownloadAdminTM is a software network that powers millions of user-friendly software recommendations in Windows installers every month. Advertisers, Marketers and Developers
earn money and reach millions of new users, fast!


See false testimonial below:
Quote:
“DownloadAdmin has delivered quality traffic to us at high volumes. For us it is an important source of new, quality users.”
—Bar Elimelech, CEO & Founder, PriceGong


Yeap, for Internet newbies DownloadAdmin is a "great" way to transfer bloated software, annoying ads even malware! Thanks revouninstaller-setup.exe (MD5, ) for giving us this chance to release this troubleshooting post.

How do I get rid of DownloadAdmin?

1. To cleanly delete DownloadAdmin, I first run the risky client. If you're "lucky", you should be able to receive its pop-up without permission. For example is it would ask you update your Firefox.
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 3.jpg
[ 19.43 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 4.jpg
[ 32.18 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

2. Then I run Windows Task Manager, I hit Processes tab and locate the following... DownloadAdmin.exe *32, right click on it and choose the option "Open File Location".
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 5.jpg
[ 76.88 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

3. Now, I use WTM to end that fu*king "Admin".
4. And then, I direct go to Control Panel for the "Uninstall a program" entry.
5. I locate the B/M annoyance in the list and hit d Enter key.
6. I answer Yes to the following "Progs & Features" window.
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 6.jpg
[ 32.63 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

7. I wait while Windows Installer prepares required files.
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 7.jpg
[ 27.74 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

8. Then I employ my Admin rights to let UAC run the 8afb3.msi application.
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 8.jpg
[ 46.6 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

9. I wait extra moments...
Attachment:
DownloadAdmin - 9.jpg
[ 22.2 KiB | Viewed 1054 times ]

10. In order to thoroughly remove DownloadAdmin, I need to... boot my system to Safe Mode > change Folder Options to see every hidden hives > search, clean remaining traces like... "file:///C:/Users/TEST/AppData/Local/Temp/nsg600C.tmp/18/tidynetwork_commondictionary_optimizerpro_updateadmin_628_3.mht", "file:///C:/Users/TEST/AppData/Local/Temp/nsr422F.tmp/18/tidynetwork_commondictionary_optimizerpro_updateadmin_628_3.mht".
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group