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What does the downloader2.exe file do?

The downloader2.exe process is also known as RealDownloader and is a part of RealPlayer. This software is produced by RealNetworks (www.realnetworks.com). An obsolete or defective version of downloader2.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about downloader2.exe RealDownloader

downloader2.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Downloader2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 560,192 bytes (32% of all these files), 714,992 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Downloader2.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves downloader2.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about downloader2?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall RealPlayer

To remove RealDownloader from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate RealPlayer in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if downloader2.exe (RealDownloader) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of RealDownloader. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RealDownloader or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or downloader2.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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