What is the iefdm2.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The iefdm2.dll process is also known as Free Download Manager or, as the case may be, Good Download Manager and is a part of Free Download Manager (Version 3.0 - Prime Time, 3.8 Bittorrent, 2.5, 3.8 RC3, 3.8 RC1, 5.0.4520.0 Preview, 3.0 Uploads plugin, 3.5 RC, 3.9.5 RC, 3.8 RC4, 3.8 Video Conversion, 2.5 - Forgotten Souls) or, as the case may be, HughesNet Download Manager. This software is produced by FreeDownloadManager.ORG (www.freedownloadmanager.org) or, as the case may be, GoodDownloadManager.com. An obsolete or defective version of iefdm2.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Free Download Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Free Download Manager has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iefdm2.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iefdm2.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iefdm2.dll Free Download Manager
iefdm2.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Iefdm2.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 365,056 bytes (41% of all these files), 98,304 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205 or, as the case may be, A31CFC4F-DDF0-45A6-A85D-563B61024D3D. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Iefdm2.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 75% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A iefdm2.dll file has a 82% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 230,400 bytes. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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 iefdm2.dll. 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 iefdm2?
|This browser helper object is a part of the open source download manager "Free Download Manager", and is safe (further information...) |
|Free download manager's cookiesBHO.1 (Browser Extension) |
|Free Download Manager BHO |
|This is not malware, it is related to Free Download Manager ! (further information...) |
|Internet Explorer browser integration for Free Download Manager (will be active if you set FDM to monitor clicks in IE for file downloads). Safe. (further information...) |
Summary: 23 users judge iefdm2.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted iefdm2.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Free Download Manager or HughesNet Download Manager
To remove Free Download Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Free Download Manager or HughesNet Download Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if iefdm2.dll (Free Download Manager) 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 Free Download Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Free Download Manager 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 iefdm2.dll 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.