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Master Geek

Topic # 80016 25-Mar-2011 19:50
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I have been using a download manager for years. (it allows resume and multiple connections)

I need to change as the version I am using no longer works with Win7, IE8 or IE9 it was FlashGet Ver 1.73

I dont really want to use Version 3 as it is full of adware. 

Is anyone using download managers other than the ones built into IE9, Firefox etc?

What is the best?

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  Reply # 451871 25-Mar-2011 20:23
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down them all is good on firefox

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  Reply # 451874 25-Mar-2011 20:29
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I use Orbit.
Clean and simple.

It does have an annoying software updater plug-in thing but that can be easily
removed by deleting the .dll file in the folder.


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  Reply # 451875 25-Mar-2011 20:30
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l43a2: down them all is good on firefox


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  Reply # 451878 25-Mar-2011 20:42
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Been using IDM for years.. Works well and is very reliable..


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  Reply # 451907 25-Mar-2011 22:10
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FDM, open source GPL, torrent support etc, well maintained. Not too sure about flv tho.

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  Reply # 451922 25-Mar-2011 23:22
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askelon: Been using IDM for years.. Works well and is very reliable..

+1 great software

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Master Geek

  Reply # 453172 29-Mar-2011 15:26
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Thanks everyone, Orbit installs crapware...

IDM is nice, I really liked flashget 1.73 for it simple, and fast UI....

Will do some testing!

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 454419 2-Apr-2011 01:54
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Theres still GetRight download manager.

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  Reply # 454667 2-Apr-2011 23:09
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  Reply # 454797 3-Apr-2011 13:46
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Orbit is the best by far for free ones but best of all is idm

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