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Download Accelerator Plus

CNET Editors' review

This download manager brings much more to the table than faster downloads, but it's main focus definitely delivers on making 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. Although the software is free, the trade-off is the ad that occupies the top-right portion of the interface, but it's easy to get used to. 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.

Increased download speeds are this Download Accelerator's bread and butter, and it doesn't disappoint, making downloads faster than other programs by almost 200 percent in most cases. Besides the common tactic of splitting files into smaller pieces, Download Accelerator Plus speeds things up by automatically seeking faster mirrors. It also can get a file simultaneously from several sites, which is useful if a particular site limits the download speed. Other useful tools include the ability to resume interrupted downloads, log onto protected sites, and schedule downloads at low traffic times for faster downloading. 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 stars

    out of 2,178 votes

    • 5 star: 833
    • 4 star: 595
    • 3 star: 240
    • 2 star: 155
    • 1 star: 354
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 72 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 7
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  • 5.0 stars

    "GREAT"

    March 19, 2006  |   By MICHELLE692006

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    QUICK AND CLEAR

    Cons

    0

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SPYWARE"

    March 16, 2006  |   By lly_borj

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    Works!

    Cons

    Spyware! If this app is not spyware, maybe the meaning of the word has to be changed. Or maybe the one who says "it's not spyware," has to be changed. If the registered version contains no spyware, then don't post it here because this concerns the free version.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SPYWARE RIDDEN."

    March 16, 2006  |   By heinz_beans

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    N O N E !!!!!

    Cons

    I downloaded no problem then as soon I opened the thing, My Trend Micro Antispyware programme informed me of several forms of malware/adware.7 in all.Then after I uninstalled it.I ran a spy check and it found another 4.

    LEAVE WELL ALONE FOLKS.. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works sometimes"

    March 16, 2006  |   By topspinlob2204

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    Seems to help speed things up. gives you a way to always place downloads in the same place without having to reselect the folder.

    Cons

    Does not seem to work too well with the IE 7.0 sometimes. Not always much faster really.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent!"

    March 14, 2006  |   By Mayanks2586

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    This is the best Download Accelerator i have ever downloaded! so worth downloading

    Cons

    There is nothing you can say that you dont like! Its simply THE BEST

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  • 1.0 stars

    "What the..."

    March 14, 2006  |   By lolzoo988

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    Can download files.

    Cons

    I really dunno why this software so many ads. Plus, this software cannot to be say "fast". And what the media player and games center... i think SpeedBit is poor? Need a lot of money? Actually many download manager better than DAP. Like Free Download Manager or just use Firefox's extension to download with fast speed, no ads and no setup required. So y choose DAP?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the best download manager"

    March 13, 2006  |   By abosa

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    I like this program

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good-looking, but slow and unreliable."

    March 13, 2006  |   By DavidTroidl

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    It looks nice, and the basic functions seem to work fine.

    Cons

    It seems slow compared to other download managers I've used. A quarter of the way through a 45MB download on dial-up, it said it was complete, and no option to restart. The update process is annoying, especially since I'd already answered all those questions.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not the best."

    March 12, 2006  |   By 1337 H4xZ0r

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    I am not one to give a bad review, but this program cuts the line. This is a waste of time unless you want to get spyware or adware. I will give it credit though it does improve download speed, like the name says, but it is cluttered with popups and ads. Don't get the free version, the paid version comes with no ads or popups. Get the paid version.

    Cons

    There is alot of popups, banners, spyware, and interface flaws. GET THE PAID VERSION, AND WHEN YOU DO, GET THE PAID VERSION OF MORPHEUS ULTRA. THEY GO GREAT TOGERHER!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Full Of SpyWare!!"

    March 12, 2006  |   By mulliganmaster

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8.3.9

    Pros

    It is faster than the standard win d/l managaer ... but......

    Cons

    After I installed it, I ran a couple of anti-spyware programs and one of them found over 30 infections within the program. The program that found the spyware is a very repsected program called Spyware Doctor. You better believe that I uninstalled it asap and it didn't even uninstall cleanly, left a few stragglers that I had to hunt down and maually get rid of (reminds me of that awful AOL uninstal headaches). I would definitly steer claer of this one since it WILL record personal info including your real name, home address, SS#, and other high risk information!! I'm surprised that a site like CNet which claims they don't allow programs with spyware on their site allows this spyware filled program. I'm disappointed with CNet!!

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