What is StartDownload.exe?

StartDownload.exe is part of Premium Installer and developed by Premium Installer according to the StartDownload.exe version information.

StartDownload.exe's description is "Premium Installer "

StartDownload.exe is digitally signed by WARP INSTALLER.

StartDownload.exe is usually located in the 'C:\downloads\' folder.

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

Product namePremium Installer
Company namePremium Installer
File descriptionPremium Installer
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 Premium Installer
Product version2.4.8.1
File version2.4.8.1

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

Product namePremium Installer
Company namePremium Installer
File descriptionPremium Installer
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 Premium Installer..
Product version2.4.8.1
File version2.4.8.1

Digital signatures [?]

StartDownload.exe has a valid digital signature.

Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number2073183e3caf3d7a109497c973c378ff

VirusTotal report

15 of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the StartDownload.exe file. That's a 30% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.1
AVG OptimumInst.AE4
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.1
CMC Packed.Win32.TDSS.2!O
DrWeb Trojan.Packed.26508
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/AdWare.iBryte.AD
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
GData Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.1
Kingsoft Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.OptimumInstaller.A
McAfee GenericATG-FGI!8BEDCDBAB097
McAfee-GW-Edition GenericATG-FGI!8BEDCDBAB097
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.1
Sophos iBryte Optimum Installer
VIPRE Optimum Installer (fs)
15 of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the StartDownload.exe file.

StartDownload.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove StartDownload.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the StartDownload.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that StartDownload.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 StartDownload.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the StartDownload.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 StartDownload.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 StartDownload.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If StartDownload.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If StartDownload.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If StartDownload.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 StartDownload.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 startdownload.exe:

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

startdownload.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.

Premium Installer has stopped working.

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

startdownload.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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