Do you know what wxDownload Fast is?
wxDownload Fast is a legitimate open source download manager. This application works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. As it claims, it has been designed to help you organize downloaded files, enjoy faster downloads as well as enable you to use such options as download resuming and download scheduling. In addition, it is a multi-thread manager; thus, it can split the file into several pieces and then download these pieces simultaneously. Thus, if you like all these characteristics of wxDownload Fast and you are sure that you have downloaded it from its official website, there is no need to get rid of it. However, if you have downloaded wxDownload Fast not from dfast.sourceforge.net, you should be very cautious because it might have installed other unwanted programs on your system. If you notice any unfamiliar programs running on your system, you should remove them straightaway.
The main risk related to the programs that are downloaded from unreliable websites is the fact that they are often installed together with various unwanted programs. In the case of wxDownload Fast, if you download it from other third party websites that are not monitored by the publishers of wxDownload Fast, it is very probable that you will download and install some kind of unwanted programs, e.g. adware. It is especially true if you believe such websites as english.eazel.com and iqdownloadmanager.com and download this software from any of them. The creators of wxDownload Fast inform about this situation on the official website as well:
ALERT: There is malware using the name wxDownload (or wxdownloadmanager). The malware site use some of the original screenshots and texts. Be careful. The wxDownload Fast original files are always hosted in SourceForget.net.
It has been found out that wxDownload Fast can install a variety of programs if downloaded from unreliable websites. These programs include Findwide Toolbar, Mobogenie, and PursuePoint. If you notice their presence on your system, you should remove them as soon as possible because you might experience some inconvenience related to them.
You can delete all these applications via Control Panel. It is not a difficult process, but we have still provided the instructions for you. You should scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool after the manual removal because there might be other serious threats on your system. You can download a free SpyHunter scanner if you click on the Download button.
How to remove wxDownload Fast
- Open the Start menu and click Settings, then select Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Find wxDownload Fast on the list and select Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted application and right-click on it.
- Select Uninstall.
- Move your cursor to the lower-right part of the screen.
- Select Settings from the Charm bar.
- Access Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and then remove the application by clicking Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
wxDownload Fast is not an infection itself and it is safe to use it if you have downloaded it from its official website. However, you can encounter the other variant of this software, which is bundled with various unwanted programs, if you download wxDownload Fast from unreliable websites. It would be the best to remove such an application because it might cause you more problems than you think.