Orbit Downloader

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1645 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.8.2
File Size:
5.26MB
Date Added:
January 15, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 1645 votes

    • 5 star: 700
    • 4 star: 486
    • 3 star: 169
    • 2 star: 75
    • 1 star: 215
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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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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  • 1 stars

    "4.1.1.16 to 18 are HIGHLY SUSPECT!!!!!"

    June 02, 2013   |   By shadowmaster250

    Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

    Pros

    downloads nearly everything on social media platforms

    Cons

    4.1.1.18 tries to install winpcap (but can be cancelled), Versions 4.1.1.16 to 18 show suspecet network and CPU activity.
    Not compatible with Firefox 21 or newest Google Chrome.

    Summary

    once upon a time.... it was a good tool. I really loved it.

    Nowadays it eats up the battery in no time, 100% on 2 cores, it shows highly suspect network activity and also the support forum seams to be dead. It could also have happened that the download source was compromised because all of these download platforms accept tools with integrated download manager where only this "download" thing is virus-tested but the app itself not. Orbit 4.1.1.8 makes a drive-by installation of a tool called WinPCAP which was basically intended for creating network connections apart from the regular Windows API functions. Meaning what goes through the WinPCAP is difficult (or impossible) to monitor on the same machine.

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