Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.7.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    January 02, 2012
  • 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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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 24 votes

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    3.6

    out of 2178 votes

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    • 2 star 155
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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 9.7.0.7
Upgraded and improved Chrome browser extension performance, supporting version 16; Support for the latest Firefox browser release, version 9; Reduced file size.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date December 12, 2011
Date Added January 02, 2012
Version 9.7.0.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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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