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Download Accelerator Manager

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 123 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.47
  • Total Downloads:
    1,045,470
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    469
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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Software that promises to speed up your download is almost invariably limited by something it can't effect, namely your Internet connection, and that's the case with Download Accelerator Manager, aka DAM. But DAM does serve as a free, browser-integrated download manager. DAM lets you schedule, pause, and resume multiple downloads, which can be a big help to users who have limited bandwidth or access time, especially when downloading large files such as movies. For instance, you can schedule DAM to download files at night, when local traffic is lighter (or rates lower). To that end, DAM offers features specifically designed to make downloads easier, such as dial-up options. Many folks around the world still access the Web that way, only now they're trying to download broadband-choking files over phone lines, byte by tiny byte. For them, DAM picks up where ordinary browser-integrated download managers leave off.

DAM's setup includes the option to integrate the program with most current browsers. DAM's main points of contact consist of the user interface, which offers an interesting tree view that sorts unfinished and finished downloads by category; the optional Drop Target in the notification area; and a System Tray icon that shows quick counters when you hover the cursor, and a menu of commands and options when you right-click it. It's fairly simple to add or schedule downloads, which starts by pasting or entering the URL of a download target. Files are listed in the main view with column headings such as Time Left, Transfer Rate, and Last Try Date, and the Scheduler appears on the toolbar as well as the options menu. We clicked "Add" to initiate a download, copied and pasted a YouTube URL, selected a destination and category, and added some file info. From there we could schedule or start the download. We could also enter a user name and password for sites requiring authorization.

While DAM did a good job, in general, some of our downloads failed, though that's sometimes the case with scheduled automatic downloads. But for those users squeezing modern media through old-fashioned wires, DAM is darn handy to have around.

 
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3 stars

"It doesn't work.You need to update. Firefox has updated"

January 16, 2016  |  By NickHot2

2016-01-16 02:08:32  |  By NickHot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.47

Pros

It works only if this DAM software is updated every time any browser gets updated.

Cons

It doesn't work if this DAM software doesn't update their own. If any browser gets updated, this DAM software doesn't update, then it doesn't work.

Hey! it doesn't work. you need to update your DAM software because the Mozilla firefox has been updated to new version 43.0.4. Business is always strictly business as usual.

Summary

Please...always update your DAM software during after a new release update of the Mozilla firefox and Chrome into new version. Because it doesn't work if you don't update your software.

Updated on Jan 16, 2016

Oh forgot something. I've just read about Mozilla firefox version 43.0.4 which have an anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-trojan, anti-inject-ads, and etc "detector". It says that your DAM version 5.0.1 on add-on "could not be verified" and it was disabled in add-on that's why I found out and realized it doesn't integrate to download anything. Then I clicked the "more information" then it brought me to the Firefox website page that your DAM software is unable to check verification for "signing" in a security guidelines.

I don't know if this means it compromises security, forces to download your spam software in order to get updates, I noticed my browser it actually freezes the system, trying to bring trojans in and my Anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware detects it that says couldn't verify "signs" of security guidelines.

Please go to this Firefox site page and click this about verification of signed security guidelines - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-on-signing-in-firefox?as=u&utm_source=inproduct. Please read them and update your DAM software version that they can verify "signing". Thanks

Updated on Jan 16, 2016

Oh forgot something. I've just read about Mozilla firefox version 43.0.4 which have an anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-trojan, anti-inject-ads, and etc "detector". It says that your DAM version 5.0.1 on add-on "could not be verified" and it was disabled in add-on that's why I found out and realized it doesn't integrate to download anything. Then I clicked the "more information" then it brought me to the Firefox website page that your DAM software is unable to check verification for "signing" in a security guidelines.

I don't know if this means it compromises security, forces to download your spam software in order to get updates, I noticed my browser it actually freezes the system, trying to bring trojans in and my Anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware detects it that says couldn't verify "signs" of security guidelines.

Please go to this Firefox site page and click this about verification of signed security guidelines - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-on-signing-in-firefox?as=u&utm_source=inproduct. Please read them and update your DAM software version that they can verify "signing". Thanks

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1 stars

"Spams your computer"

November 09, 2014

2014-11-09 12:54:28

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.29

Pros

Indeed significantly accelerates downloads

Cons

Compromises security, forces to download their spam software in order to get updates, sometimes freezes the system, brings trojans

Summary

I'd strongly discourage people from getting it.

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3 stars

"Works Good!"

June 29, 2013  |  By Nick_Hot2

2013-06-29 22:00:19  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.13

Pros

Works good without problem.

Cons

It works good only in small size capacity of downloading files like 60Mb. It's so very, very slow on large size capacity. It used to be in 4 acceleration Mode connection. I noticed it's only 3 acceleration Mode connection, it turned out so very slow. This software works only until any version Browser is updated. So for every occasional time any version Browser is updated this DAM software wont work it must be updated their version too, if not updated it will not work. So DAM software programmer - u must update too. But right now this software is not working. It needs to update too since version 22 Firefox is updated today June 29, 2013. Thanks,

Summary

Works good but only need to update every version Browser is updated too. Enjoy working business is business as usual.

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3 stars

"Effective software"

June 10, 2013  |  By buttercreamfly

2013-06-10 08:33:33  |  By buttercreamfly

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.13

Pros

Does work without problem.

Cons

Sometimes cant use on larger files

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2 stars

"Hijacked my system!"

October 04, 2012  |  By GT760

2012-10-04 19:52:30  |  By GT760

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Worked fine for a while

Cons

Tried to uninstall because it kept telling me to register but get blank DAM page afterwards and no download. (Tried windows and 3rd party uninstaller).
Support didn't reply.
Had to re-install..
Hoping it doesn't pester me to register again.

Summary

Malware?

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5 stars

"Works perfectly and it's free!"

September 18, 2012  |  By robertsaint

2012-09-18 13:17:21  |  By robertsaint

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

"Media Grabber"-(resource sniffer) worked well every time; was able to "grab" embedded videos without fail. Tested with IE9,FireFox15,GoogleChrome,and Opera browsers.

Cons

Be sure to enable browser monitoring under Tools>Options, also start MediaGrabber.

Summary

Thanks Tensons and CNET.

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4 stars

"not as good as IDM"

September 17, 2012  |  By bod62uk

2012-09-17 08:07:51  |  By bod62uk

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Free, clean and works well.

Cons

I see no cons, this is good freeware or upgrade to premium.

Summary

Very Happy.

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4 stars

"Nice free but it doesn't work need u to update.."

September 08, 2012  |  By Nick_Hot2

2012-09-08 03:30:35  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

It works but once the Firefox get updated, it doesn't work. Please update your Download Accelerator Manager..

Cons

It doesn't work if firefox or other browsers get updated into new version. Please update it now bcoz your software is not working...

Summary

Good software but update the software has to update it too when other browsers are being update to new version.

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1 stars

"When works, works ok."

July 22, 2012  |  By viewerx

2012-07-22 15:29:38  |  By viewerx

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Got it, downloaded something Stream Transport would not.

Cons

Downloaded several things the first day. Next day, would not launch. Icon flashed for 2 seconds. Deleted and downloaded program again. Would not open anything. Just sits there. Pasted Youtube URL into it, it downloaded some kind of file called "Watch". Tried it on one of my own Youtube vids, same results. No sign of support address. Help file no good. Closed it and rebooted. Would not launch. I hate jokes like this!!

Summary

When more and more bad reviews come out no one will buy the premium upgrades. Was this company started by a bored rich kid who gave up on it?????

Updated on Jul 26, 2012

IT WORKS!!!

I tried again and this time clicked on OPTIONS. I found that I had to manually choose Google Chrome. I did and it has done everything asked since. "User error"

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3 stars

"Suddenly there's error"

June 02, 2012  |  By Nick_Hot2

2012-06-02 00:41:16  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.6

Pros

Software is ok

Cons

It's kinda slow, it has only 3 acceleration mode connection. It used to be 4 modes.

Summary

Regarding the error suddenly it showed up. Can you make a correction or suggest how to fix or can u fix this bug errors? Here's the errors kept showing up and when it is about to download it crashed and it disappear your software DAM. Here is the error issue that it says:

Error in loading Category. ID:0

Details:
Specified cast is not valid.
at
Tensons.Application.DownloadAcceleratorManager.Model.Category.loadFromRegistry(String regKeyName, RegistryKey regKey)

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Can you please find a solution to fix that bug error? Because your software DAM is not working. Please fix the bug error?

Updated on Jun 2, 2012

Here's the Details bug error:

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: daman.exe
Problem Signature 02: 4.5.6.0
Problem Signature 03: 4f8d62de
Problem Signature 04: daman
Problem Signature 05: 4.5.6.0
Problem Signature 06: 4f8d62de
Problem Signature 07: aa
Problem Signature 08: 35
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033


Please repair/fix the bug error please...

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General
Publisher Tensons
Publisher web site http://www.tensons.com
Release Date July 21, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 4.5.47
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.21MB
File Name DAMsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,045,470
Downloads Last Week 469
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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