How to Completely Remove HD Downloader in Windows

So, you haven’t figured out a solution to remove HD Downloader yet? Just follow our guides on this page, and you shall easily get the removal done.

HD Downloader

HD Downloader is a powerful but easy-to-use Windows app for downloading and converting HD videos from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, and hundreds of other video sites. It claims to download videos with its exclusive multithreading accelerator that can boost your download speeds by up to 500% faster. According to its description, it supports simultaneous downloads that allows you to download more than one video at a time, and to pause and resume downloads. The installation package will also install HD player and HD converter for you.

HD Player

HD Converter

Now you know what this program is for. It’s not a virus or malware, so it can be successfully uninstalled by proper means. Through learning the instructions we provided, you will know how to remove HD Downloader and other unwanted programs on your PC.

Quickly, Safely Remove HD Downloader with Max Uninstaller

In case someday you come across another stubborn program or PUP that may require you to take different steps to complete the removal, I hereby recommend this tool for your choice. Install it on your computer and you wouldn’t be worried about any external invasion. Firstly, let’s see how to remove HD Downloader with it:

1. Finish the installation of Max Uninstaller and launch it.

2. Directly find the HD Downloader icon in the programs list, click the Run Analysis button on the left. It will display all files belonging to the program, all you need to do is to keep all items checked, and click Complete Uninstall.

Remove HD Download with Max Uninstaller.

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3. When you see the gray Scan Leftovers button turns into green, click it. And the remaining files will also be listed. Also keep all items checked, and click Delete Leftovers on the left to finish.

4. When it tells you HD Download has been successfully removed, click Back to Step1 and check whether the program has gone. By the time HD Player and HD Convertor will be deleted, too.

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How it will work to remove HD Downloader with Max Uninstaller:

1. Stop the related process before you actually Remove HD Downloader.

First of all, you need to deactivate the its process: Right-click the Windows taskbar and select “Task Manager”. But this will only switch it off during your current usage session, meaning after you restart your computer, it will runs in the background again, unless you disable its automatic startup.

(How to disable the its startup: Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services – right-click on HD Downloader – Properties – Stop. Then click on the “Startup type” drop-down menu, and select “Disabled.”)

2. Remove HD Downloader from Programs and Features

Most of the time, we can remove the programs we choose through the Add/Remove Program function, which is a built-in art of Windows operating system. To activate it, we need to access Control Panel first.

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “control panel” in the box, and press Enter key.

> Like that on Windows7/Vista—-simply click on the Uninstall a program item belonging to the Programs section and the list will show up.

> Find the HD Downloader icon and click the above Uninstall/Change button (or double-click it) to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed.

> Wait until the program completes the part.

Windows 10 Users:
> Right-click on the Start button and select Programs and Features.

> Find HD Downloader in the list and double-click it to activate the removal.

Remove HD Downloader in Windows.

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3. Remove HD Downloader and delete its leftovers from Registry Editor

The Windows Registry is a database, where the system and its programs save their settings. So it contains hundreds of thousands of keys, some of which may be slightly outdated – like you’ve removed a program and it left some entries behind, or perhaps there’s a file extension without any associated program.

If you haven’t removed its bundled programs, you’re suggested skipping this in case of program malfunction. But if you’re sure you haven’t installed any bundled programs of HD Downloader, just follow these steps to do clean out the vestiges:

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box, and press Enter key.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “HD Downloader” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

Windows 10 Users:
> Type “regedit” in the Search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the result.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “HD Downloader” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

4. Restart your PC to take effect.

That’s all for the regular means instruction.

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