Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2006
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,657
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star 36
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 20
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2178 votes

    • 5 star 832
    • 4 star 595
    • 3 star 240
    • 2 star 155
    • 1 star 356
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    "STICKY AS **** BROWSER HIJACK MALWARE"

    October 12, 2014   |   By JustinMurray777

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

    Pros

    None so far

    Cons

    Won't unistall, hijacks browser and worst of all speedBit video accelerator tried to install a virus.

    Summary

    SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM CNET!

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher Speedbit
    Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
    Release Date May 12, 2006
    Date Added May 12, 2006
    Version 8
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    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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