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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Firedive Downloader

Command or file name:firedive downloader v9.0-bho.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Firedive Downloader - is a deceptive browser extension, that can be integrated into many browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Developers of this add-on say, that Firedive Downloader allows user to find and download interested files. You may find this program useful, nevertheless it is classified as adware. Because of displaying various commercials on webpages, that user visits. It is recommended to remove Firedive Downloader from computer.


Firedive Downloader intrusion method

Firedive Downloader installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Firedive Downloader). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Firedive Downloader copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is firedive downloader v9.0-bho.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Firedive Downloader and value firedive downloader v9.0-bho.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name firedive downloader v9.0-bho.dll or Firedive Downloader. Also, it can create folder with name Firedive Downloader under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Firedive Downloader, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Firedive Downloader from your browsers below.


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How to remove Firedive Downloader manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Firedive Downloader, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Firedive Downloader.

To get rid of Firedive Downloader, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-bg.exe
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-bho.dll
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-enabler.exe
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-buttonutil.dll
  • Firedive Downloader V9.0-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Program Files\firedive downloader v9.0

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \

    Value: Firedive Downloader V9.0
    Data: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511171139}

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Firedive Downloader related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Firedive Downloader entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Firedive Downloader won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Firedive Downloader under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Firedive Downloader or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Firedive Downloader
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Firedive Downloader related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Firedive Downloader related extensions from your browsers

Firedive Downloader in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Firedive Downloader. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Firedive Downloader or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

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Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Firedive Downloader and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Firedive Downloader removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Firedive Downloader.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Firedive Downloader are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Firedive Downloader.


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