Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2013
  • Price:
    Free; $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,657
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Just as in previous versions, Download Accelerator Plus 10 (free) boosts your download speeds by breaking files into smaller pieces, connecting to and downloading from multiple sources simultaneously, and even seeking out faster mirrors. What's different with this newest version, though, is the more streamlined engine that now offers features in the form of "add-ons." This means you can supplement your boosted download speeds (200 to 400 percent faster in many cases) with only the additional features that you want.

One of the most useful add-ons that you can enable in version 10 is DAPsters. If you download files from RapidShare.com or similar sites, this feature will come in handy. Basically, it minimizes the annoying pages that usually precede downloads on those popular file-transfer sites and fast-tracks you to the CAPTCHA step (if there is one).

Another great add-on is the Link Checker, which identifies valid and invalid download links before you actually hit the download button. It shows a small icon next to valid links on download pages, so you don't have to waste time trying out all of the different download sources.

Other add-ons include a Media Preview, Zip Preview, Internet Browser, and Video Downloader & Converter. I didn't see an FTP client, though, which was available in previous versions. Also available is a SPEEDbit Video Accelerator, which is offered as a bundled download during setup. Not only that, DAP 10 serves up quite a few annoying pop-up messages encouraging you to download and install it. I tried this feature and was less than impressed. I didn't notice much of a boost, and found the Video Acceleration status window intrusive.

Overall, I found DAP 10 to be extremely adept at performing its core function of accelerating downloads. I noticed the boosts consistently. It's also nice that version 10 lets you customize your experience by adding on only the features that you want. This add-on platform also bodes well for the future, as SPEEDbit is openly asking developers to create new offerings for their program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 9 votes

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1 stars

"DAP is a dangerous browser hijacker filled with spyware"

April 25, 2013  |  By marko2163

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

Don't download this it hijacks your search settings and redirect you to some adware search engine Home.speedbit.com. Without your permission, and it keeps changing it back no matter how many times you try to get rid of it. Besides the Speed Bit Downloader.dll is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs, and it infiltrates a huge numbers of registers so it is nearly impossible to move the program totally. Just search Google and you will find loads of articles on how DAP has caused problems

Cons

It increases download speed but there are many other programs that do the same without infecting your PC

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1 stars

"Warning: Malicious Adware"

March 24, 2013  |  By John_Jenkins

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

None. I removed it immediately upon noticing the unauthorized and undesirable changes that it made to my system.

Cons

This program changes the users homepage, default search engine, and removes all Firefox without notifying the user.

Summary

I'm posting this to warn other users that this program is malicious adware. At no stage during installation was I warned that it would change all of the settings that it did.

I am not sure how this program snuck under CNET's filtering. I assume that they reviewed the paid version which may not be a malicious program.

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1 stars

"Interfered with downloads."

March 15, 2013  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

It worked OK in the beginning but got progressively worse, interfering with established download engines.

Cons

I could not find a way to shut it off for troubleshooting.

Summary

Uninstalling it restored my download capability.

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5 stars

"Best of the Best. Not use any other type of system."

March 13, 2013  |  By wirimu1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

has everything.

Cons

Do not see any.

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1 stars

"new version is crap"

March 02, 2013  |  By Karts22

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

free version extras mess up firefox, not worth it.

Cons

paid version is fast and comfortable

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1 stars

"Will destroy your internet connectivity."

February 28, 2013  |  By dninneman2012

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

Does increase download speeds as long as you are willing to use thier home page and search engine.

Cons

As noted above requires you to except thier home page and search engine to install indicating that you can change them later if you want to. After installation will not let you access another search page, will not cleanly uninstall and if forcibly uninstalled will no longer allow an internet connection.

Summary

Do not install this software without doing a pre-install backup for os recovery.

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4 stars

"Best in category. Keep it up"

February 27, 2013  |  By shahdilip47

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

Does what it says.

Cons

while updating asks to make search engine as default. let us decide

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2 stars

"Good program now requires trashware to be installed"

February 18, 2013  |  By downONu

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

Former version good for accelerating downloads with annoying Speedbit installation

Cons

New version demands user install DAP as homepage and search before proceeding

Summary

Non a professional way to offer 'freeware' when requiring changes to browser homepage or search.

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2 stars

"Once was great!"

February 18, 2013  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.5.1

Pros

Great app in the day to current version. Sped up downloads using 'mirrors' like you woudnt belleve

Cons

Current update/version want you to select their search and homepage before even updating (yes you can change them back). Previously they just attempted to hijack these on installation. At least its out in the open now.
Also update package will not install even if the above is accepted.

Summary

shame...whats once was great...is no more

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.5.1
Version 10.0.5.1 has upgraded Download and Convert Video feature and fixed some bugs.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date February 14, 2013
Date Added February 15, 2013
Version 10.0.5.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name dap10_cnet_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,311,537
Downloads Last Week 4,657
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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