What is the infodown.exe?

infodown.exe process in your Task Manager is a direct sign your computer has been contaminated by browser hijacker. We classify this process malicious and insist on urgent removal. The hijacker you got provokes a slot of pop-ups on your computer. Users often confuse this kind of computer infection and call it browser hijacker. However, the fact that this malware not only shows the adverts with motivations to install something, it is powerful enough to forward you to random sites where you meet suspicious content.


You can understand if there is infodown.exe malicious software onto your computer opening the Task Manager and right-clicking on the process. Chosen option to open the ProgramData folder will show you the process location. Sadly to accept the truth but you will not be able to get rid of the problem manually as it has pretty good masking abilities that prevent deleting. The malicious process we told you about could be deeply interconnected with many other services and processes hiding deeply inside the system.

How does infodown.exe get on my computer?

infodown.exe process penetrates the system using obvious ways. The first one concerns your personal online behavior. Clicking on suspicious links, opening spam emails, downloading freeware software provokes virus and unwanted application presence on your device. What’s more, if the system is not protected on the appropriate level, the fact of intrusion is obvious. Not protected computer is an easy target for cyber-criminals. As the statistics revealed, the best way to avoid rubbish software installation is obtaining a special cleaner that can detect and delete common things and keep the system clean. A lot of reputable anti-virus apps defend computers not satisfactory and allow harmful installation. Consequently, they do not detect the threat as potentially unwanted item and avoid blocking it. That is why you need such additional tool as anti-malware cleaner.

We want to share a proven method against infodown.exe malware that will help not only with this current threat but is ready to clean other rubbish, too. Meet GridinSoft Anti-Malware software that will solve the problem with such threats. Follow the information in the steps provided in the rest of the article to make your computer clean and malware-free.

How to fix all what infodown.exe did?

Despite all these circumstances we recommend you to delete Virus, infodown.exe immediately. You can do it without efforts with special tool – Anti-Malware by GridinSoft.

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  • Anti-Malware finds all threats, that present on PC;
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How to delete infodown.exe virus completely?

If you want to delete infodown.exe virus with Gridinsoft Anti-Malware, you need to do some manipulations. There are several steps how to remove infodown.exe virus. Let’s consider them:

At first, you need to download >Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. For this, press the following button:

Download free scanner

Then discover infodown.exe virus and all other threats, which penetrated on your PC. For this, you need to scan PC:

  • Install and run Anti-Malware
  • Move on the tab ‘Scan’ in the main menu.
  • Start scanning process by pressing the button ‘Quick scan’.

Computer scan
The scanning process is completed. All threats, including infodown.exe virus found.

  • Wait until the program scans

Wait until the program scans

  • Select ‘Move to quarantine’ and press the apply button.

Select ‘Move to quarantine’ and press the apply button

  • The program will remove all viruses

Removal process

  • On this step you need to shut down all your browsers, click on ‘Tools’ in Gridinsoft Anti-Malware’s window and select ‘Reset browser settings’:

Specify all your browsers, which you want to reset with the help of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware and press the ‘Reset’ button:

reset with the help of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware
Reset browser settings

  • You will see successful finisfing process

Reset browser settings

After all this operations you need to restart your PC to activate appropriate settings. After completing these steps, your computer will be fully devoid of virus and other malware. To verify this, you can start a re-scan.

Instruction to avoid a re-infection PC by ProgramData virus

You can organize a protection for PC in real-time. It helps you to avoid a re-infection by virus. You can do it by using our special tool – Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. To understand that this software is very convenient for you, download a free version of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware:

Download free scanner

After that, activate a feature of the On-Run Protection. For this you need to do such actions:

  • Open the window of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware.
  • Move on the tab ‘Protect’.
  • Activate On-Run Protection by clicking the button ‘Start’.

After all this manipulations you’ll see such result:

Activate On-Run Protection
Activate On-Run Protection to prevent any virus related threat in the future.
Activate On-Run Protection

  • Open the ‘Update’ tab and check the newest updates


  • At the end on the ‘Scan’ tab choose the Full scan of your system.

Computer scan