How to uninstall (remove) Download Magnet

What is Download Magnet?

Download Magnet – a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. The main objective of this program – the dissemination of advertisements. At first glance, it seems useful Download Magnet harmless program; it really is not doing anything useful. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising information, such as banners and coupons. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart and others. Pop-ups can occur at any point of your browsing. Thus, Download Magnet trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, this program can change your browser settings, change the homepage, redirect the user to other sites, and replace the search and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Download Magnet on your PC, then you need to remove it immediately.

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How Download Magnet gets on your PC?

Malicious software penetrate to computer bundled with free programs. Download Magnet comes on a computer without consent of the user and can cause irreparable damage to your computer. Most often, the user can prevent the penetration of such programs on their own. For this, it is necessary to follow closely the installation process and not to rush. Read the user agreement, do not agree to install suspicious software. Choose advanced or full installation type. Read reviews about the programs. You can also use special programs that will help you protect your PC. If you have found Download Magnet, use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove Download Magnet from your computer?

To uninstall Download Magnet remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Download Magnet in their database. You can try to use them for removing Download Magnet.

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You can try both of these products to remove Download Magnet

Or uninstall Download Magnet manually.

Step 1: Remove Download Magnet from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Download Magnet.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Download Magnet and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Download Magnet, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Download Magnet and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Download Magnet from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Download Magnet from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Download Magnet.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Download Magnet.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Download Magnet.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Download Magnet:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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1 Comment

  1. I followed all your instructions – Magnet Download is NOT in Control Panel: Add/Remove Programs, or in Settings(apps, etc.) It’s invisible!
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