Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    August 30, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,657
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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. Increased download speeds are Download Accelerator Plus's bread and butter, speeding up downloads by almost 200 percent in most cases and occasionally as high as 400 percent.

Besides splitting files into smaller pieces, it thrives on 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; it can resume downloads; and it can preview some media files while downloading. There's also a blacklist for sites that you never want to accept downloads from, and categorized folders and filters to keep your downloads organized. DAP rolls in a media buffer, too, that allegedly will prevent streaming-video hiccups. Ensuring that you're running the latest version of the Adobe Flash player won't hurt, either.

Two new features include a UI change that lets users choose a Firefox- or Internet Explorer-styled download window, and integration with DAP's publisher's video converter. Downloading and converting video on the fly is a pretty smart way to keep the program fresh. The program will prompt you at your first attempt if you don't have the converter installed and guide you through its installation. Frustratingly, the install process will weigh you down with a ton of toolbars, default switches, and e-mail recommendations that you must opt out of for a clean installation.

Although it's heavy with ads and promotions, DAP is still a good choice for adding some heat to your typical download recipe.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 3
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  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2178 votes

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    • 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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    What's new in version 9.5.0.2
    Version 9.5.0.2 supports Google Chrome and Firefox 4, improves download triggering, and accelerates Web video downloading.
    General
    Publisher Speedbit
    Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
    Release Date August 28, 0010
    Date Added August 30, 2010
    Version 9.5.0.2
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
    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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