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Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1911 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.08 build 9
  • Total Downloads:
    59,058,824
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,554
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The name might not be the most creative, but the Internet Download Manager does exactly what it promises: helps you download and organize files. The best part is that you can schedule downloads and use filters to get the specific files you want.

The compact interface is packed with options, but the main features are easily accessed from a toolbar at the top. We would have liked to see a bit more user guidance up front, but a tutorial does cover the basics, and there is a more detailed Help file if you get stuck. You can also go the easier route with the program's integrated Web browser options, which work with nearly all of the most popular browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox. Each time the program recognizes a video in FLV format on a site like YouTube, you'll see a button, and it's one click and you're off and running. From the main interface, all you have to do is add the URL for a video to get started. A new window shows you the status and allows you to pause the recording and set up a few options for what to do with the file once the download completes. As advertised, the speed was good and we didn't have any issues with test files we downloaded, which included MP3s, FLVs, and MPEGs. Our favorite feature was the scheduler, which was easy to set up and lets you choose where and when the program will download files. We especially liked the fact that if you lose your Internet connection, the program will resume downloading your selected or scheduled files once everything's up and running again.

The download and installation of IDM was easy and fast, and it uninstalled cleanly. If you're looking for a program that you can basically set and forget to video downloads, this is a good option.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Internet Download Manager 6.12 build 15.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
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    4.0

    out of 1911 votes

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    • 4 star 317
    • 3 star 94
    • 2 star 52
    • 1 star 311
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5 stars

"The Best of the Best Download Managers!"

February 14, 2012  |  By dzadelis

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

Very nice and easy interface, fast download speed, manageability and reliability.

Cons

None that I know.

Summary

Just the best download manager!!!

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5 stars

"This is the best program of its kind"

February 12, 2012  |  By mike_t22

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

It's clean: NO malware, NO spyware, NO adware, NO viruses, NO Trojans and such
FAST: The fastest manager I have tried
Reliable: No problems catching downloads and downloading files

Cons

It's not free and you have to uninstall or purchase it, but actually if you search it's possible to use it without paying

Summary

I am always suffering from slow internet connection, power problems and many more. Many times I was not able to complete the download of some big files, I tried its trial version for one month and I really got impressed. IDM is by far the best and probably the fastest downloader I ever tried. IDM is the one of Internet Downloader that integrates with the most of the browser in the market seamlessly. Also it has NO malware, spyware, adware, viruses, Trojans and such... I have used the trial version of this software so I hope I can get the license for this excellent software somehow.

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1 stars

"Terrible, what on Earth happened??? BEWARE OF TROJAN!!"

February 05, 2012  |  By Kevvo2010

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

None, used to be legitimate software.

Cons

1. Already had this installed for a long time, and somehow it degenerated into a virus. 2. Just downloaded it from here, scanned the odd looking file type that was included and guess what? TROJAN HORSE!!! 2 different 3. Avast! Blocked malware attack. 4. Avira's Luke Filewalker found "TR/Dropper.Gen" which is malware. A double negative is proof positive that this program is no longer trustworthy. May be low risk, but any threat to my computer will be wiped out immediately!

Summary

I'm puzzled right now as to what happened to this software. I'm guessing that a virus was inserted in the most recent update. I liked the trial version so much, that I invested in the paid version and it's been great up until now. I might download it from the actual site, but I'm very skeptical at this point. Not sure if I should trust it again. In fact, I'm not even going to take the risk and I'd advise you all to not do it either if you care about your computer

Updated on Feb 5, 2012

***UPDATE***

As several others have mentioned in their reviews, this program attempted to destroy my OS. I performed a complete uninstall, and that's when disaster struck. My computer was rendered useless because it was running at 100% with no intention of stopping, nothing was accessible and it was performing several functions on its own which were related to IDM's new malware attack. I had to turn off the machine with the power button, putting the stability of my HDD at risk.

This is the typical behavior of a malware attack. I am just now getting my computer back on after taking all precautions, and everything appears to be fine now, as no malware items have been detected. This is all she wrote, I'll never use IDM again. It's very unfortunate, because they used to be completely legitimate.

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1 stars

"I also disliked this software. I agree with rebrink88."

February 03, 2012  |  By ToxidoMusk

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

What it claimed is true.

Cons

My Windows 7 Ultimate OS get corrupted and i needed to reinstall and lose all my Personal data. Like most people experienced, System Services gradually will fail to start. "Diagnostic Policy Service is not working" and oftentimes, i get disconnected to internet.

Summary

They should be more transparent to consumers as to what should be expected to happen if ever they decide not to use the Product. Now i keep avoiding their Product despite the Good review conducted by CNET. I'm disappointed.

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5 stars

"One of the best download managers"

January 31, 2012  |  By HCLNOTEBOOK65

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

Fast Downloading speed, support for video sites and grabber projects, simplified UI and nice integration.

Cons

Not free .

Summary

Better than the so called DAP.

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1 stars

"SOFTWARE WITH VIRUS TO DISABLE YOUR DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE"

January 29, 2012  |  By rebrink88

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

Looks Like a great product until you do not purchase after the trial.

Cons

WILL DISABLE YOUR STANDARD DOWNLOAD CAPABILITIES TO FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE THE PACKAGE. SCAM SOFTWARE.

Summary

NEVER CONSIDER PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT. IT IS A SCAM TO FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE BECAUSE IT DISABLES NORMAL MICROSOFT FUNCTIONS!!!

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5 stars

"Great product"

January 28, 2012  |  By ericrhenley

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.08 build 9

Pros

Intercepts all downloads and speeds up the process while managing the bandwidth. I have yet to have it fail.

Cons

None so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.08 build 9
Version 6.08 build 9 improves video stream recognition for web players and adds support for new types of video streaming sites, also adds support of new Filesonic changes.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date January 27, 2012
Date Added January 27, 2012
Version 6.08 build 9
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.35MB
File Name idman623build20.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,058,824
Downloads Last Week 32,554
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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