Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.6
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    March 17, 2011
  • 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

    3.1

    out of 47 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2179 votes

    • 5 star 832
    • 4 star 595
    • 3 star 240
    • 2 star 155
    • 1 star 357
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4 stars

"Really helps with slower connections."

July 05, 2011  |  By wolfsqn

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

None; works as advertised.

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4 stars

"One of the best!!"

July 01, 2011  |  By aruhela1994

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

1.Simple to use
2.Amazing speeds on slow connections

Cons

downloads Tend to break on wireless connections

Summary

USE IT because it's the best!!

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5 stars

"Meets claimed features/expectations"

June 25, 2011  |  By bridgesm2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Speed, simplicity of use, multiple mirroring access, companion products

Cons

Promo's & advertising (though can turn off most of these at installation)

Summary

Have being using DAP since late 1990's - it's my preferred Download Accelerator and its companion tools for video et. al. also match claimed performance/expectations.

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1 stars

"Do NOT this piece of junk!"

June 25, 2011  |  By theo54nz

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

it's free and that's all

Cons

Hijack-ware! Will hijack your browers homepage.

Summary

Even after I unchecked the box, and therefor opting out of changing my homepage, the installer ignored it and changed my homepage to the extend that I was unable to reset it. Even their reset utility didn't work. No matter what I did, after closing Firefox and restarting it, the same old hijacked homepage came back. I had to do a system restore to get rid of it.
DO NOT USE IT!

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4 stars

"I use it daily!"

June 18, 2011  |  By larryhuey

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Puts the download right where I want them and the downloaded software can be opened later from that location or immediately from the download screen.

Cons

None that come to mind.

Summary

Not sure if it speeds things up or not, but great management tool that I can't live without!

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2 stars

"Kile it better than Orbit buy has a trojan!"

June 14, 2011  |  By christmas_67

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

quick dowloads, clean interface

Cons

gave me a trojan called DAP,,,

Summary

great product fix the trojan!

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3 stars

"Works fine"

June 14, 2011  |  By pelestories

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Works great for me with Win 7

Cons

Not compatible with all programs

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1 stars

"Not very ethical software and nearly spamware"

June 04, 2011

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Did download as it said

Cons

Tricks you into installing other stuff.
Tricks you into setting your default browser search engine to speedbit.
May trick you into other things too

Summary

I never really trusted it and when it set my browser defaults without my consent I was annoyed and removed it immediately. Not exactly without my consent but on a dialogue box that you would normally dismiss quickly there was a sneaky box ticked. And then whenever you upgrade you have to think about not installing over crapware you don't want. This is definitely on the edge of ethical freeware and I am outa here. It can only get worse as they try to get more sneaky. Try another downloader.

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2 stars

"Waste of time trying to use"

May 30, 2011  |  By RonaldS1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Fast of some downloads, pictures from friends download the best.

Cons

Some downloads will not open, Zune downloads will not open.

Summary

Only good for some downloads, not all.

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2 stars

"Sucks Don't waste your time find another one"

May 28, 2011  |  By Iloveelectronics22

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.6

Pros

Nothing The "sleek" looking application

Cons

Ads and almost everything

Summary

ill just try to find another speed downloader
this one blows

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date March 17, 2011
Date Added March 17, 2011
Version 9.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, 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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