If you’ve installed and started using recently released Free Download Manager 5.1 on Windows -available for Mac as well- you’ll notice winwfpmonitor.exe process running in the background under the Processes tab in Task Manager.
Unless you right click on winwfpmonitor.exe and select Properties — which shows the process runs from the location C:\Program Files\FreeDownloadManager.ORG\Free Download Manager — you never know it belongs to FDM. FDM team has not provided any description for it either, makes the process a suspicious one, but it’s not.
UPDATE: Latest FDM version shows description for Winfpmonitor.exe as Free Download Manager Integration Module for Edge. So by disabling it you may be losing the ability to download files in Microsoft Edge browser using FDM.
When you install FDM, it creates a scheduled task -FreeDownloadManagerNetworkMonitor, this triggers winwfpmonitor.exe to start or run at system startup. We’ve to disable or delete that schedule task to stop it from auto-loading on the startup of Windows.
1. Open Control Panel and search for schedule tasks, select and double click to open it once displayed in the result
2. This opens Task Scheduler, click on Task Scheduler library, select FreeDownlodManagerNetworkMonitor and click on Disable or Delete button on the sidebar under Actions.