Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2177 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.5
File Size:
2.32MB
Date Added:
August 17, 2005
Price:
Free; $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
78,296,734
Downloads Last Week:
4,782
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This download manager brings much more to the table than faster downloads, although it certainly makes file transfers quicker. Upon installation, the program asks for your e-mail address in the hopes of sending you special offers, but you don't actually need to submit any information to use Download Accelerator Plus. Still, it's not ideal that the program places an extra icon on your desktop without your express permission. Although the software is indeed free, the trade-off is the large ad that occupies the top portion of the interface. In most other respects, the tabbed main window is easy to use and navigate; we especially like the built-in player for previewing media files. The program also installs a handy toolbar in Internet Explorer and integrates with alternate browsers such as Firefox.

Our most recent tests proved that speed is not an issue, as the application made downloads faster than other programs by almost 200 percent in the majority of cases. Besides the common tactic of splitting files into smaller pieces, Download Accelerator Plus speeds things up by seeking faster mirrors. It also can get a file simultaneously from several sites, which is useful if a site limits the download speed. The utility resumes interrupted downloads, logs onto protected sites, and lets you schedule downloads. We appreciate the extra tools for organizing media and finding games, as well as the basic yet functional FTP client. All things considered, this feature-rich program will prove to be a valuable addition for the majority of habitual downloaders.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 2177 votes

    • 5 star: 832
    • 4 star: 595
    • 3 star: 240
    • 2 star: 155
    • 1 star: 355
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 164 votes

    • 5 star: 53
    • 4 star: 32
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 20
    • 1 star: 39
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  • 1 stars

    "ABSOLUTE TRASH"

    May 05, 2014   |   By hlee2139

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    this program is a big disappointment!!!!!!!

    Cons

    hijacks your browser home page and search. very difficult to get rid of. I had to do a regedit to find and delete this crapware. Unforttunatly I was going on their previous rep and bought the darn thing. I used this before and it did not have this malware, the must have hire some unsavory ppl.

    Summary

    this is not the same dap that used to be an excellent program. It is now just a malware and totally unusable.I would give it .ooo1 stars, really.you have been warned , do what you want.

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  • 1 stars

    "MALICIOUS AND PERFORMS NONE OF THE SAID FUNCTIONS"

    April 11, 2014   |   By kkkylesantana

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    NOTHING GOOD TO SAY

    Cons

    PLEASE DO NOT GET THIS SOFTWARE IT IS FALSE IN ITS DISCRIPTION AND CAUSES MORE PROBLEM THAN IT WAS SUPPOSE TO SOLVE !! MALWARE SO BEWARE

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  • 1 stars

    "horrible--unstable and FULL OF MALWARE"

    March 29, 2014   |   By ccwhart

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    It COULD be a fantastic program I would be happy to pay money for if it weren't so unstable and so aggressive and sneaky about trying to infect your computer with malware.

    Cons

    Installing this program is like walking through a minefield of sneaky, clever traps designed to trick you into installing malware. If the program at least worked, it might be worth it, but I found it very unstable. It was almost impossible to download anything because for no apparent reason, the download would abort. You might think that because I was still logged in to the site I was downloading from, it would resume automatically or at least with the click of a button (there is a Resume button), but NO, instead I am asked again, and again, and again, and again for the username and password of the site that is already open--and it STILL will not resume the download. The window asking for the username and password WILL NOT go away. Even killing it with the task manager didn't work. Several times it froze my computer and I had to hit the power button. And even if the download does resume, it resumes from the start--even if it's 99% complete, you still have to start from the beginning!

    Summary

    Stay away. Too bad they didn't put the effort it must have taken to create all the sneaky malware tricks into creating a stable, usable, malware-free program instead. I'd pay money for that. Instead, I don't even want this piece of you-know-what for free.

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  • 1 stars

    "Virus, maleware... you name it!"

    March 16, 2014   |   By Jeremyja

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    You can learn some life lessons with it. For example, it teaches you how greedy people can be.

    Cons

    It deleted all my Google Chrome extensions and preferences and Chrome started to crash constantly. I can't open Firefox after installing this software, too. What should I do??

    Comodo said it's maleware, but I ignored it! I wasn't able to install it until I checked box to use them as homepage and default search engine. So, it's not an option - it's a must!

    But I don't even care about that right now, because loosing everything in Chrome and not being able to even open Firefox (where, I can only assume, all settings and extensions are removed too) is a much bigger problem.

    I am not computer newbie, rather tech savvy. Download Accelerator Plus is the worst maleware I ever came across in my 10+ years experience. It is underestimation to call this software adware, it is much worse than that! I can't believe that this piece of junk is not only listed on CNET, but even has a very positive rating from CNET editors.

    Summary

    All I want is to fix problems that DAP caused, so if someone had similar problems and was able to solve them I would appreciate the help.

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