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Internet Download Manager

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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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware commercial "Tracking" of your personal computer!"

    March 28, 2012  |   By Chat Bleu

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    when it works O.K. .....

    Cons

    ....but after awhile it gets easily corrupted and slows right down.Change your computer or install a new OS - Internet DM will accuse you of piracy!
    Do expect to be hassled as this software is for One (1) computer only.
    They will nickel and dime you to death. I just got an email from IDM rep
    since I come from a developed country (Canada) (his words NOT mine) I must respect the license. He said people from "China, India, and Indonesia" "use cracks"! Again these words of a Tonec Rep the makers of Internet Download Manager.

    Summary

    Not worth the hassles and then the distrust and prejudice emanating from Tonec Reps.

    Updated on Mar 28, 2012

    This just in from IDM rep.

    "When people use cracks in Pakistan, India, China or Indonesia, we cannot control it, but since you are from a developed country, please respect our licensing terms."

    I'm serious this is a exact quote from Internet Download Manager March 28th, 2012.
    For the record I bought a new computer (the old one is in the rubbish) and IDM wants me to buy another license --- or else! Remember once
    IDM is installed you are being watched.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Really nasty piece of software."

    March 6, 2012  |   By spine_tingler

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    Tested on a Windows XP Professional system. Does ok with downloading files.

    Cons

    Really, really hard to remove. Would not remove from Windows installation manager. Would not remove by the program group uninstall link. Could not close the application.

    Summary

    This is a really nasty piece of software. This application is one of the reasons that I install software on a test machine before installing on my workstation. You can't get rid of it and you can't shut it off. ****WARNING**** Please test on test machine before use.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not integrating well with IE9."

    March 6, 2012  |   By iwillneverstop

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    Fast download, good multimedia capture.

    Cons

    Not integrating well with IE9.

    Summary

    I will give this software 5-star rating if it could integrate seamlessly with IE9. The integration with IE9 causes Tracking Protection List (TPL) to stop working. If you use an ad-block TPL to block ads, the integration will bring ads back to your IE9. If you disable the integration (or sometimes, you have to uninstall the integration by deleting the integration DLL file), TPL is working again.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WORST PAID SOFTWARE! DON'T BUY THIS DEVIOUS SPYWARE"

    March 5, 2012  |   By shevontexas

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    It feels the same and work the same way as the old days!

    Cons

    VIRUS / SPYWARE HIDDEN!

    Summary

    If you choose not to pay IDM, it will slow you computer down and cause problems!
    No way out except format hard drive and reinstall everything!
    It will also copy data and send it back for unknown purposes (hopefully it is for marketing stats only)thus slowing the computer down without alerting anyone.
    If you press for the task manager to check, it will stop using any cpu usage! IDM is not to trusted!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You Need it--Get it quick"

    March 3, 2012  |   By wlph2

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    Any time I need a renewed or new download, I need it quick and IDM provides quick and easy downloads. Its amazing to watch IDM as it pulls in the info from different segments based upon the availability of the segments. And you can download confidently knowing that all the download information is screened for viruses and malware prior to ou accessing the info.

    Cons

    I've found no issues with IDM

    Summary

    To sum this up is simple--all your downloads anytime anywhere QUICKLY

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Still not perfect compatible with Chrome"

    February 26, 2012  |   By alexndh

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    Work well but still has some problem.

    Cons

    - Not perfect compatible with chrome.When download with chrome,it usually rename name of file.
    - when running multi tabs, IDM confused.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Want 2nd payment after problem with reinstalling"

    February 24, 2012  |   By smokeydazza9

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.09 build 3

    Pros

    until I had this problem with my PC had had no complaints

    Cons

    works very good or did

    Summary

    After I had to reinstall my operating system, 4 times in a week, IDM was canceled by the company. They said they would only send a new key to an email address that was removed some years ago, the service provider no longer exists. It seems a good way of getting more money but not from me

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