Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1649 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.1.19
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 14, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Orbit Downloader makes it easy to download lots of files, but it's not really worth all of the junkware it packages with it. There are almost a half-dozen different programs and toolbars this download will try to add. Even the program, itself, is riddled with ads for other programs you don't want. The small boost in features isn't enough to justify this download.

This program throws more junk programs at you during the install than you could ever count. Even if you opt out of all of them, one or two will still randomly start installing themselves in the middle of the download. When it's done downloading all of those, Orbit Downloader will help you download other files. Downloads are a little faster than just using your browser, which is nice on slower connections. However, its bulk download support isn't better than what comes standard in Firefox and some other browsers. One nice add-on is the "Get It" button for easily downloading media files. That doesn't work in all browsers, though. It's nice that the program checks for program updates, but it was wrong more often than not. It often reported no need for updates when updates for the programs in question could be easily found online.

There doesn't seem to be any pressing need for a download like this. If you really need a program to manage your downloads, look at Download Accelerator or Free Download Manager. They'll all come with more speed and less junk than Orbit Downloader.

 
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1 stars

"contains AdWare"

March 14, 2015

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.19

Pros

you lose some time removing it (pro if you are bored)

Cons

makes your system slower, even if you don;t use the downloader,
there are other, better and without sneaky unwanted functions added

Summary

don't try it if you want to keep your system clean
it contains AdWare

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1 stars

"Stopped being cool after version 2.8.20"

January 09, 2015  |  By LloydDunamis

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.19

Pros

Has several download options/capabilities that normal downloads from browsers don't have.

Cons

Present version is bloated with adware, even for its download GUI, and its functionalities. I'll leave all the cons listed by the other reviewers as they have it spot-on.

Summary

This present version is not worth your time downloading/installing.
If you still want to try Orbit Downloader, find version 2.8.20 instead. That old last version has a more user-friendly interface, not much bloatware to unselect upon installation, and no bloatware when currently running.

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1 stars

"Generates Huge DDOS TCP SYNC Flooding"

November 22, 2014  |  By ddos333

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.19

Pros

Waste of time to install it!

Cons

WARNING! Like raj_21er said it generates Huge DDOS TCP SYNC Flooding. DO NOT INSTALL IT!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.1.19
Version 4.1.1.19 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date January 10, 2014
Date Added September 14, 2014
Version 4.1.1.19
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.0 and above, FireFox 1.5 and above
Download Information
File Size 5.6MB
File Name OrbitDM.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,963,928
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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