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Downloader AVG detects this highly active Potentially unwanted application and its 1383 known variants.
What is Downloader?
Downloader is an Adware software that delivers advertisement content to end-user and may be considered privacy-invasive. This set of malware includes toolbars, multi-offer installers, intrusive and fraudulent applications, free versions of commercial products which displays advertising, and any software that is funded by advertising. ... Read more
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How can I remove Downloader?
While surfing online
If you received a pop-up warning for Downloader while you were surfing a website, chances are that the malware was blocked and there's nothing to remove.
During your regular activity
When AVG real-time antivirus protection detects a virus in your computer, the AVG Detection window is displayed, with two options:
- Protect Me: this is the recommended action. It will remove the threat from your device.
- Ignore the threat: will do nothing to remove the virus, however the file will be blocked so infection won't spread
It is recommended to perform a full device scan after dealing with any threat, to make sure it was successfully deleted.
For more detailed advise on more specific situations, please visit to our Virus Removal FAQ section.
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