eDonkey

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 364 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    c
  • Total Downloads:
    7,679,241
  • Date Added:
    August 23, 2004
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 287 votes

    • 5 star 147
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 84
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 364 votes

    • 5 star 172
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 102
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5 stars

"it is really nice"

September 12, 2006  |  By illya1077

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

really easy and fast

Cons

I like everything

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2 stars

"The jackass of peer-to-peer"

August 12, 2006  |  By amayos

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

Sporting a nice interface and many search results, this peer-to-peer file sharing software/network seems neat at first glance.

Cons

Low id: I'm somehow branded an intertard because my IP ends with a zero? What outdated technical befuddlery is this? Good luck if you're any one of thousands of cable ISP subscribers who happen to be saddled with assigned IPs "ending with a zero". Outside of this, I find downloads very slow. Oh, that's right; this would be due to my low id. Huh? I'm sorry, but if you pay for something claimed to be simple and effective, you should not have to earn a Ph.D in network theory to obtain this experience.

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1 stars

"Faulty Towers"

June 07, 2006  |  By JOSTEPAT

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

Easy to download.

Cons

This program was so full of Adware, it was a bigger laugh than Faulty Towers (and that's hard to beat). My security package did more work in five minutes than it had over the past year.

When I finally got the programme to work, I was attacked by Trojan Horses and spyware that had my Firewall Keeping up to it's name.

Got so fed up I deleted the program from my system then spent two hours running all my scans to clear the crap from my system.

It's a free program but you pay for it in the end!!!!

If you love your comp. don't entertain this one. There are far better ones that are free.

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4 stars

"Good Client"

May 23, 2006  |  By DavidLeu

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

- easy to use

- very stable

- no resources hog

- good for huge and rare stuff

Cons

Warning version 1.4.3!

Disconnect from internet or set firewall to block all traffic before running the installer! It trys to download adware (fcadvice & cmore)!

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1 stars

"edonkey2000 has 1.4 now"

May 10, 2006  |  By sparktan

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

i've been using edonkey for 4 years. it's not a best program to download mp3s, and movies...

but this is better at downloading programs.

Cons

v1.3 was ok... i guess

but v1.4 contains spywares.

it comes with ad-ware... so i removed. and two days later, ads pop up frequently. i erase spywares.. two days later, same things happen again... how do i know? edonkey software becomes active when ad pops up.

disappointed...

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5 stars

"Simply The Best !"

May 05, 2006  |  By Boorock70

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

Millions of Users = Millions of Files !

Very reliable & stable if configured right !

Highly developed functions...

I'm a ED2K / Overnet user for 4 years & it really rocks !

Highly recommended !!!

Cons

Some users do not share....

Please share your files so that the P2P can live :)

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2 stars

"Lots of Results, Poor File Transfers"

April 28, 2006  |  By MetsBeliever

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

Provides access to the Edonkey network, which is one of the larger file sharing networks around.

Returns much better search results, and has a lot more available files then most other P2P networks.

Cons

The download speeds with Edonkey2000 are horrifically slow. For large files it could literally take you days to obtain them. Even tweaking the program with tweaks provided by MetaMachine produce poor results compared to speeds with other P2P programs.

While Edonkey2000 does not contain "spyware" it does contain adaware in its install program which you can choose not to install. Edonkey2000 free version is riddled with ads but no annoying pop-ups.

File sharing can not be shut off in Edonkey2000 which can deter some users from using the program, it also automatically shares any file you recently downloaded. There are workarounds to this problem, mostly confining the programs sharing to one directory and keeping that directory clear of files, and emptying it immediately after downloading, but, for most it's too much of a hassle when there are better alternatives.

Basically if you wish to use the Edonkey network, I would recommend using Emule over Edonkey2000. I would further recommend you try finding the files you are looking for via Bit Torrent (BitComet) or Gnutella (Limewire) first, then as a last resort try the Edonkey network as you may get more hits there.

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3 stars

"it found quite a lot of results for me"

April 16, 2006  |  By freakokalam

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

quite a lot of results were found for me

probably more than limewire

Cons

i didnt like the interface

the downloads take ages - even though it seems to have quite a lot of sources

better off with limewire

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1 stars

"Contains Crapware"

March 15, 2006  |  By MontaLS

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Cons

"Version 1.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes."

In thise case 'unspcified updates' would mean spyware and adware!!!!

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5 stars

"good"

March 15, 2006  |  By lovenotes

 |  Version: eDonkey2000 1.3

Pros

mp3

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General
Publisher MetaMachine
Publisher web site http://www.edonkey.com/
Release Date August 23, 2004
Date Added August 23, 2004
Version c
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
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Total Downloads 7,679,241
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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