Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1889 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.09 build 3
  • Total Downloads:
    56,034,159
  • Date Added:
    February 23, 2012
  • File Size:
    6.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86,878
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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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1 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 stars

"Really nasty piece of software."

March 06, 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 stars

"Not integrating well with IE9."

March 06, 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 stars

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

March 05, 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 stars

"You Need it--Get it quick"

March 03, 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.09 build 3
Version 6.09 build 3 fixes a number of serious problems when downloading from youtube and other video streaming sites, and improves downloading from file sharing sites.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date February 23, 2012
Date Added February 23, 2012
Version 6.09 build 3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.03MB
File Name idman621build14.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,034,159
Downloads Last Week 86,878
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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