DownloadItKeep adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if DownloadItKeep adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. DownloadItKeep is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove DownloadItKeep and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
The way of installing DownloadItKeep is often deceptive. Some websites use adware bundling for income paid for the distribution by promoters of adware programs. DownloadItKeep is one of free programs used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable DownloadItKeep before installing a free program.
DownloadItKeep is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as DownloadItKeep BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove DownloadItKeep and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall DownloadItKeep application and remove extensions related to DownloadItKeep from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following DownloadItKeep removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove DownloadItKeep manually or using a software. If you want to remove DownloadItKeep and protect your computer against future infections and deceptively installed programs, then use SpyHunter that comes with real-time protection and a lot of other features related to malware removal.
What is DownloadItKeep?
DownloadItKeep is a program and web browser extension that are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. DownloadItKeep adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins present as web browser extensions, add-ons, and BHO. These DownloadItKeep components are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying advertising in various ways. If you click on DownloadItKeep ads, then the owner gets profit for your click from promoters. That is why DownloadItKeep is often deceptively installed. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. DownloadItKeep is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing DownloadItKeep is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
DownloadItKeep Adware Removal ToolDownloadItKeep Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove DownloadItKeep and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to DownloadItKeep malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete DownloadItKeep components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against DownloadItKeep and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove DownloadItKeep from Windows
First, you need to uninstall DownloadItKeep application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to DownloadItKeep adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall DownloadItKeep on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "DownloadItKeep" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall DownloadItKeep on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight DownloadItKeep program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall DownloadItKeep on Windows XP
Uninstalling DownloadItKeep from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on DownloadItKeep program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove DownloadItKeep from Chrome
Remove DownloadItKeep extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find DownloadItKeep extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove DownloadItKeep from Firefox
Remove DownloadItKeep add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find DownloadItKeep add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove DownloadItKeep from Internet Explorer
Remove DownloadItKeep extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on DownloadItKeep, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
DownloadItKeep Infection Components:
Delete DownloadItKeep files and folders:
Note: Manual removal of DownloadItKeep is not difficult by itself. However, if you get a bunch of bundled adware programs or computer infections, you also need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and DownloadItKeep Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove DownloadItKeep Adware Infection Completely
DownloadItKeep adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove DownloadItKeep you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.