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stay away from these download managers !

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  1. anandk

    anandk Distinguished Member

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    stay away from these download managers !

    the following download managers are said to be infected with spyware/ adware:
    Download Accelerator Plus
    FlashGet
    Gozilla
    NetAnts

    the following download managers are clean:
    Download Express
    FreshDownload
    GetIt
    GetRight
    LeechGet 2003
    Net Transport
    ReGet
    Star Downloader
    WGET

    Source : spybot site
    for details click http://www.safer-networking.org/en/articles/download-managers.html
     
  2. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Umm... even flashget retail?
     
  3. gxsaurav

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    once u register DAP it is no longer spyware, as it doesn't load ads anymore, adware is bad, but that is how they keep it free for users

    another solid alternative is Internet download accelerator which i m using these days, registered version is spyware clean (tested with Windows defender, Ad aware & Spybot)
     
  4. hellomotto

    hellomotto Banned

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    how about FREE DOWNLOAD MANAGER :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
     
  5. saurabh.sauron

    saurabh.sauron New Member

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    DAP isnt spyware. it enjoys recognition from adaware, spyware doctor. they have removed the spyware in version 8. it only has adware.
     
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    drvarunmehta New Member

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    I agree. Free Download Manager is the best.
     
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    nishant_nms New Member

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    me too
     
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    bizzare_blue New Member

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    I too use Free Download Manager...
     
  9. kjuvale

    kjuvale Pharmaguru

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    yup FDM is the best download manager, i too use it last 2 years .
     
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    Areee we know na.. FDM is class apart :D

    FDM is the best ..
    btw i just did a fanboy act again .. he he

    @Indyan
    i think u r sort of right, same for dap 8, these are adware not spyware
    we generally crack it to use it... the regular version .. eats your bandwith .. by downloading those crappy images .. we never need.
    but since we know that we have better options available giving you the same or better performance, we use something like fdm.
    FDM is freeware, n doesnt attract anything.
     
  11. TechGuru#1

    TechGuru#1 New Member

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    what about IDM?
     
  12. True Geek

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    I use Opera's internal DM.............i feel itz the best
    even it'll resume Megaload downloads too
     
  13. maverickrohan

    maverickrohan SABER RIDER

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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    dap free only intgrates adware which should be O.K with most of us.there is total no to spyware
     
  15. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    I would prefer wget. It's got no kind of adware, spyware or any suchthing. It's under GPL, so it's safe to use. Has many features. Yes you can't integrate it with browsers AFAIK and you will have to live with command line.
     
  16. amrit1

    amrit1 Are we there yet?

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    i prefer internet download manager
    it is the best
     
  17. Vyasram

    Vyasram The pWnster

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    guess opera was ad/spyware once when it had banner ads

    My favs IDM and FDM

    Hate DAP, itz all eyecandy and ads. I actually used some stuff to get rid of those ads in DAP when i used it a few years back :twisted:
     
  18. navjotjsingh

    navjotjsingh Active Member

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    One thing I don't understand why you club banner ads with Adware and Spyware.

    Banner Ads, Adware and Spyware - all three are very much different from each other. Well DAP can be put as a non harmful Adware. Banner Ads are only on Web pages and plane and simple advertisement and nothing else.

    Adwares can be both harmless and harmful also and spywares are always harmful so there is no reason to stay away from DAP or Flashget.

    Infact Flashget is the best DOwnload manager you will ever encounter because it can download those files also which are blocked to be downloaded by a D/L Manager. It happened most of the times. Earlier it was the only D/L manager to be able to download from RapidShare/Megaupload and even now it is the only browser which can still download from lots of Download Sites which have blocked other D/L managers.
     
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    One more vote for Free Download Manager. It rocks!! :D
     
  20. maverickrohan

    maverickrohan SABER RIDER

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    BTW ...version 2.0 of FDM is out.....n it rocks........its simply superb....it gives u all the funtionalities a pro edition of any other DM absolutely free....its neat clean, well made.......
     
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