Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2177 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
8
File Size:
2.32MB
Date Added:
May 12, 2006
Price:
Free; $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
78,291,952
Downloads Last Week:
4,045
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This download manager brings much more to the table than fast file transfers, but it definitely delivers those, too. Upon installation, Download Accelerator Plus asks for your e-mail address in hopes of sending you special offers, but you don't actually need to submit any information. Although the program is free, the trade-off is the "information panel" that displays software advertisements in the right portion of the interface. Luckily, it's easy to get used to. In most other respects, the tabbed main window is straightforward to use and navigate. Download Accelerator Plus also installs a handy toolbar in Internet Explorer and integrates with alternate browsers such as Firefox.

Increased download speeds are the program's bread and butter, and it doesn't disappoint, speeding up downloads by almost 200 percent in most cases. Besides using the common tactic of splitting files into smaller pieces, it automatically seeks 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 on to 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. We also found a very interesting feature (only in the pay version, however) that allows you to resume all downloads, whether a server supports it or not. All things considered, this feature-rich program will prove valuable for most avid downloaders.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • 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:

    3.5

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star: 36
    • 4 star: 38
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 20
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-4 of 4

  • 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 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

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 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.

    Reply to this review Read replies (2)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-4 of 4

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Download Accelerator Plus
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Download Accelerator Plus

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK