What is File_Downloader.exe?

File_Downloader.exe is developed by A.P.P. according to the File_Downloader.exe version information.

File_Downloader.exe's description is "download manager"

File_Downloader.exe is digitally signed by Apps Installer SL.

File_Downloader.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected File_Downloader.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on File_Downloader.exe:

Company nameA.P.P.
File descriptiondownload manager
Internal nameinstaller setup
Legal copyrightcopyright © 2014
Product version3.1.13
File version3.1.11

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Company nameA.P.P.
File descriptiondownload manager
Internal nameinstaller setup
Legal copyrightcopyright © 2014
Product version3.1.13
File version3.1.11

Digital signatures [?]

File_Downloader.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameApps Installer SL
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number1121cbde0e20d87673ea3438eeeb8a63be19

VirusTotal report

25 of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the File_Downloader.exe file. That's a 48% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Application.Downloader.SK
Agnitum PUA.Firseria!
AhnLab-V3 PUP/Win32.AppsInstaller
AntiVir APPL/Firseria.A.30
Avast Win32:Adware-BQN [Trj]
AVG BundleApp.DH
BitDefender Application.Downloader.SK
ClamAV Win.Trojan.Application-481
Comodo Application.Win32.Firseria.CJL
DrWeb Trojan.DownLoader11.4341
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/FirseriaInstaller.H
F-Prot W32/A-ce462a6e!Eldorado
F-Secure Application.Downloader.SK
GData Application.Downloader.SK
Ikarus PUA.Morstar
Jiangmin AdWare/Fiseria.bws
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 00497d9d1 )
K7GW Trojan ( 00497d9d1 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BundleInstall
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Downloader.SK
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.Downware.czhrsg
Panda Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos Solimba Installer
VBA32 Downware.Morstar
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
25 of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the File_Downloader.exe file.

File_Downloader.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove File_Downloader.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the File_Downloader.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that File_Downloader.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate File_Downloader.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the File_Downloader.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate File_Downloader.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the File_Downloader.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If File_Downloader.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If File_Downloader.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If File_Downloader.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that File_Downloader.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to file_downloader.exe:

file_downloader.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

file_downloader.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

download manager has stopped working.

End Program - file_downloader.exe. This program is not responding.

file_downloader.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

file_downloader.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 90% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 10 users.

User vote results: There were 9 votes to remove and 1 vote to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file. Only 10 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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