Do you know what KeyDownload is?
KeyDownload is an adware program from Lyrics family of browser extensions. It uses the same icon for its extensions as Lyrics Fan, Boby Lyrics, Lyrics Monkey and other similar applications. Technically, the presence of this application on your browser (be it Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) should improve your overall web browsing quality, but that is not the case. In fact, it would be for the best if you removed KeyDownload from your computer, because the application makes use of third party content that may not be 100% safe.
The most confusing part about KeyDownload is that the application has its own home page. You can access it via keydownload.com. The website looks very user-friendly, but if you go through various sections, you will notice that there is no download link for KeyDownload on the page. You will only be exposed to paragraphs of positive information on the plug-in’s developers, saying how experienced they are in software application development, and how the plug-in can improve your web browsing process and so on.
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Nevertheless, even if the application cannot be downloaded at the official website, it does not mean that KeyDownload has only one way of distribution. After all, it is an ADWARE program (albeit presented as a browser plug-in), so it can easily enter your system bundled with freeware. Based on the research performed by computer security experts, KeyDownload is often bundled with YoutubeDownload installer, but that is definitely not the only application it can be coupled with. Whenever you are about to download a freeware application from third party website, make sure that you read all the installation steps carefully, because you can never know what other additional apps might be bundled with it.
Since KeyDownload is an adware application, when it is fully installed it displays commercial pop-ups and various shopping discount offers every time you access a supported website. Some of the shopping suggestions might be labeled as ads “by Deal Finder”, which only proves that KeyDownload cannot generate the commercial content on its own. The plug-in relies on a third party advertising network and consequently, it cannot and does not review the content that is displayed on its ads. Hence, if cyber criminals decide to exploit KeyDownload for shady online marketing tactics or even malware distribution, they might as well do it, because the application is extremely vulnerable.
Although KeyDownload does not intend to infect you with malware, such possibility always exists, and you should not ignore it. You can remove KeyDownload manually via Control Panel, which will also uninstall the plug-in from your browser automatically. You should also remove the program that KeyDownload has arrived with, and if you do not know which program that might be, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner to detect all the potential system threats.
- Slide mouse cursor across your desktop to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove KeyDownload.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove KeyDownload.
- Click Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall KeyDownload.
In non-techie terms:
KeyDownload is a potentially unwanted program that could lead to serious computer security problems. It is not a direct system threat, but you should remove KeyDownload from your computer, if you care about your system security.
Aliases: Key Download.