Orbit Downloader

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1646 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    July 16, 2007
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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1 stars

"Crap application with very very poor support"

August 12, 2014  |  By Louey1956

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

Nothing good to say about this application except the interface is clean and easy to use.

Cons

I have just had to reinstall windows 8. Due to blue screen error. At the time I didn't know what caused the blue screen error. After reinstall 8.0 upgraded to 8.1 as I didn't know what had caused the error I didn't want to use the image backup as it may have contained a virus. So I decided to do a file by file and application by application.
After the upgrade I reinstall your latest version of Advanced System Care and also their Driver Booster.
All was working fine until I ran Driver booster. While running driver booster the laptop went back to the blue screen and just as this happened I recall that prior to the first crash I also ran Driver Booster and now it's crashed again. I can without doubt state that the cause of the crash was certainly the Driver Boost application.
It took me 6 days to restore 3 of our PC's then after running this application one of them crashed again. I emailed them 5 times 5 days later still no response. Crap application ans P_ss poor support

Summary

Free version doesn't do what it says on the tin ever time it runs a complete scan it finds the same faults example it always finds one registry error even if I run the scan again same error with the hyperlink to the exact same folder and says it fixed the error but run it again and there it is again. error reported nothing came back from their support team. (If they have one that is)

Updated on Aug 12, 2014

I would also like to say the since download.com became CNET the products they push are very suspect in terms of the reliability, stability, value, tested performance reviews and tested it they are virus free. Customer support from both the developers and CNET non existent. Download.com used to be my first port of call for software now I only use the site to get details of software ect.

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5 stars

"Best download accelerator"

March 27, 2014  |  By vainPalidan

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

Fastest download speeds to max out my 50 Mbps connection with quickly maxing out the download speed at start times. It is reliable to restart uncompleted downloads and add multiple mirror sites to improve download speeds.

It has a great interface for organizing your downloads and is clear to show what you are downloading.
Lightweight program with useful settings such as scheduling, proxy, passwords for sites, virus scanning (your own program), and exclusion for sites which don't work well with download accelerators.

Cons

The installation has adware or freeware included, but can easily be avoided by choosing not to install them. It's the user's fault for not checking what they are installing. There are also ads within the program, but they are not intrusive.

Summary

I've used this program for a long time and it has served me well. It works better than popular add-ons like DownThemAll!.
But since 4.1.0.9, when using the FlashGot add-on, there pops up an unnecessary window. Other than using the orbitmxt.dll from 4.1.0.9, I will see if removing certain integrations with the Firefox browser will fix this.
Oh and the FlashGot add-on has become necessary as the developers have not been updating this program, and files don't open directly from the Firefox browser by clicking on them otherwise.

I've always liked how the program pops up with the open and open folder button when the download finishes. But goes away after a few seconds.


The cons are negligible because they are easily circumvented, and the fact that this program is by far the best download accelerator available.

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1 stars

"ITS TIME TO BID ADIEU TO ORBIT DOWNLOADER..."

August 30, 2013  |  By vkeytech

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DOWNLOADER IN 2012

Cons

LOT OF ADDONS/FREEWARES/MALWARES Embedded and makes users force to install this
Check the screenshot here: http://******/R1CgGP

Summary

ITS TIME TO THROW OUT ORBIT DOWNLOADER FROM CNET

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1 stars

"!!! BEWARE!! I wish I read the reviews first.. Grief!"

August 23, 2013  |  By johnny_dman

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

NIL!!!!!!!!!

Cons

Cannot uninstall.... what a problem.. How is this even hosted or given space on CNET!!?? NOT HAPPY!!!
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS SPYWARE MALWARE INFESTED VIRUS of a program!!!!!

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1 stars

"Orbit Downloader contains DDoS trojan"

August 23, 2013  |  By FierceGuppy

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

The large security breach overshadows any positives.

Cons

ESET's security team reports that Orbit Downloader contains a DDoS trojan. It's been there for a while and ESET goes into the delivery method in detail, too.

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/08/21/orbital-decay-the-dark-side-of-a-popular-file-downloading-tool/

Summary

Don't use this tool until its developers, Innoshock, have removed the trojan AND have offered an explanation.

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1 stars

"IT GENERATES DDOD FLOODING"

July 15, 2013  |  By raj_21er

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

Nothing...

Cons

It generates Huge DDOS TCP SYNC Flooding. DO NOT INSTALL IT.

Summary

http://forum.orbitdownloader.com/viewtopic.php?id=96993

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1 stars

"This is an ADWARE"

July 01, 2013  |  By o0johntam0o

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

NOTHING!!!

Cons

It'll change your default search engines/homepage (all browser) without confirmation
The program called WinPCAP will also be installed belong with this program
It's bad downloader...

Summary

Do not use this program

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1 stars

"This software includes SPYWARE, DO NOT INSTALL!"

June 27, 2013  |  By JoJoThe1st

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

NOTHING, WHAT'S Pros?

Cons

This ******** access certain site UTT very often
and steals personal sensitive data, GPS position, and so on.
I dare to say again, DO NOT INSTALL ORBIT!

Summary



Updated on Jun 27, 2013

What the hell is tanglongs.com?
Orbit always access to this site VERY VERY OFTEN.

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1 stars

"Poorly Written"

June 26, 2013  |  By flyingmonkeys7

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

It seems to work.

Cons

Software poorly written. Behavior is bizarre and customizable. If you click a download, ODM creates a new tab with a non information message. Worthless and inefficient. I would prefer option to open queue on initiation of download.

Software not maintained. Forums not maintained, full of spam.

Lots of complaints abouy malware. Norton didn't flag. Since I didn't like software, I deleted and manually scrubbed registry.

Watzup with CNET endorsing this crap? They should have panned it on performance and support. Bad CNET.

Summary

Crapware, not supported. You're on your own if you decide to use.

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1 stars

"Full of Adware and Cannot download YouTube"

June 17, 2013  |  By f1098t

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Pros

Nope. Full of ads and popups.

Cons

I'm feeling shameful on this crapware. Now I use EagleGet instead.

Summary

Bad software, don't even touch it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
Version 2.1.1 supports Netscape browser, supports Download Youtube, Google, Metacaf, Dailymotion and Myspace video directly via borwser's context menu item 'Grab video by Orbit', adds an option in Grab++'s preferences to delete the grabbed item after download it .
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date July 16, 2007
Date Added July 16, 2007
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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