Short Bio

Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way. Riskware.Downloader is the generic detection for bundlers that usually download PUPs or adware to the affected system.

Common infection method

Riskware.Downloader can often be found on software download sites that are known to use bundlers.


Malwarebytes can remove Riskware.Downloader without further user interaction. Should users wish to keep it, they can add the detections to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.