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Author Topic: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion  (Read 4619 times)

justice

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TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« on: May 15, 2007, 03:47:06 AM »
So there's all the recent discussions about whether or not there is hidden spyware /adware in certain download managers. Which ones can we trust? I also heard people talking about similar issues in the past, but was unable to find any info.

As donationcoder.com does not seem to have a download manager (yet?) that we know we can trust, what download managers can you recommend? What are the essential features?

Also, would it be safer to use a DM that has never had ads? Or is open-source? or is paid and properly supported? A lot of questions and I don't have any answers. Please help  :-[

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 03:51:16 AM »

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 03:58:39 AM »
yes, i'd go for Free Download Manager.

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 04:40:19 AM »
If you use firefox you may want to consider a firefox extension Down them All, which seems to do a pretty good job, simple, nothing fancy, just depends on your needs really.

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 04:57:25 AM »
speaking of Firefox, there's the FlashGot extension that automatically detects and integrates the available download manager on the system.. here is the list of download managers that it supports..  :)


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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 05:46:48 AM »
Am testing out FDM now! I actually used it before, but I couldn't find any background info on the company.

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 05:52:20 AM »
i only used download managers back in the days when i had ISDN
who needs a download manages in the times of 6+ mbit DSL ?
haven't used one in years

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 06:04:00 AM »
mostly for either unreliable servers such as motherboard manufacterers in taiwan or to speed up files over 1cd large, or to download many files on 1 site at a time.

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007, 08:44:58 AM »
i find a download manager useful when im having trouble selecting the bit i need to download, you get a list of all the possible downloadable items and can choose, probably other ways of doing it, but that works for me

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Re: TRUSTED Download Manager discussion
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007, 12:06:36 PM »
i only used download managers back in the days when i had ISDN
who needs a download manages in the times of 6+ mbit DSL ?
haven't used one in years

Beware myopic logic  ;)

FDM works great for me and allows me to resume, throttle, or pause downloads.  It has a set of profiles to allow me to easily download to different locations.  And it frees me to close my browser as needed rather than having the download as a child process.