What is Rapid Downloader?

Rapid Downloader is a software program classified as an adware and as a result potentially unwanted program. Rapid Downloader designed by cyber criminals to push advertisements to users through collecting and processing users’ personal information. When a browser is compromised with Rapid Downloader, multiple advertising banners are displayed. Also this adware program underlines simple text on a webpage, making it a link, which leads to advertising site. And what is more important, Rapid Downloader can install other malicious programs, extensions, toolbars and plugins.

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How Rapid Downloader gets on your PC?

Rapid downloader as any other adware program can be installed without user’s permission or even notification along with freeware or shareware program or browser extension downloaded from internet. Rapid Downloader can compromise any web browser, but usually it is Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

How to remove Rapid Downloader from your computer?

To uninstall Rapid Downloader remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Rapid Downloader

Or uninstall Rapid Downloader manually.

Step 1: Remove Rapid Downloader from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Rapid Downloader.
  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 Rapid Downloader 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 Rapid Downloader, 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 Rapid Downloader 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 Rapid Downloader from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Rapid Downloader from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Rapid Downloader.
  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 Rapid Downloader.
  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 Rapid Downloader.
  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 Rapid Downloader:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Rapid Downloader\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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