DownloadMe is an adware or potentially unwanted program that is known to be ad-driven. It injects various advertising module to the context of a web browser when code of this adware is installed. Typically, DownloadMe will get installed as browser add-on or extension. It starts as browser helper object (BHO) so it doesn’t need manual initialization.
There are various variants of DownloadMe. In fact, each is just a reproduction with obvious changes on title. People behind the adware make each version unique by publishing distinctive web sites showing its own slogan.
About DownloadMe (from download-me.info)
“Downloadme” is a smart and up to date application designed to provide a comprehensive solution to create and manage download tasks and processes. Using an intuitive interface, built in conversion components, and multi protocol support, Downloadme gives you a complete tool to meet your download needs and requirements, all, in one simple to use management software.
Shareware or freeware are used to deploy DownloadMe and other similar adware. It is installed together with promoted programs that can be in the form of media player, games, or tools. It doesn’t matter where you may obtain the software. Popular sites, normal web pages, and even unknown location may carry software bundled with DownloadMe. Scheme known as pay-per-install were used to display this adware, thus software developers likely earn by embedding DownloadMe onto their free programs.
Following the successful installation of DownloadMe are excessive pop-up ads. It may show banner ads, sidebar ads, and inline text ads which as all injected on browser’s context. In addition, DownloadMe consistently monitors web browsing activity on the computer which may later lead to identity theft. It records web sites you visits, keywords used during search, and any sensitive data like user name, IP address, and hardware data.