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Solved: good download manager?

Q: Solved: good download manager?

looking for a good free manager that is able to resume a download if download isn't completed in 1 session.

any suggestions?

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A free download manager would be best, provided that it doesn't come with adware, spyware, or any other unpleasant surprises.

Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Good Download Manager

I use this free tool:

It is just great, the best speeds I ever get and is free.

Possibly the fastest download manager ever made.
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A:What is a good download manager?

Depending on your browser choice my opinion is to stay clear of them. Is it because you feel you might get more speed or are you having drop outs that you cannot resume ?
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My internet is very slow, and cuts out alot. So I want a program I can download anything with, and pause and restart a download at any point. Similar to bitcomet or free download manager. I am not going to use bitcomet as I've been told its illegal and free download manager is to confusing. Is their any program that can download all file types - wmv and mpeg most importantly that can pause them?

Thankyou all.
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Hope you guys could suggest some alternatives. Else I'll have to look back at FireFox it seems.


A:Good download manager or alternatives

Why aren't you comfortable using Firefox on Windows 64-bit (btw is that Vista or Windows 7) ? It might not (yet) be a 64-bit binary application but that doesn't stop from working very well in a 64-bit environment.
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Hi Manca

My personal choice is Conceiva's 'Download Studio' v4.0.

Kind regards

Neil (Mr Smiley)
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because: Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)

I've been using Free Download Manger v2.5 for some time and have been quite happy with it, but it appears it is not compatible with FireFox


A:Solved: Download Manager

Which version of firefox are you using? I have been using DownThemAll with FF 3.0.6 with no problem. Download the xpi, and try to install manually by File --> Open File.

And you should download FlashGot extension for firefox. This will help you integrate any kind of download managers with firefox. With FlashGot, you can have many download managers installed on your system, and you can choose which download manager to use while downloading from firefox. A very handy and useful extension.
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I have been using Leechget for about 18 months and find it reliable.
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hoopy_1888 said:


I've been trying to find out what .exe file I need to select to get Norton to run virus checks on programmes I download with my download manager.

Can anyone help.

hoopyClick to expand...

Hi hoopy,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

What version of Norton 360 are you currently using? If you are using version 3, then all you have to do is to right-click on a file or folder and choose "Norton 360->" "Scan Now".

If you are still using version 1 or version 2, and have a valid subscription, you are entitled to a free update to version 3, which is highly encouraged. Please NOTE, while this process will update you to the latest version of Norton 360, it will not extend your subscription. If you do need to update, please visit the Norton Update Center at the link below.

Norton Update Center

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Can you suggest a free, safe download manager that I can install?

A:[SOLVED] Safe Download Manager

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You really shouldn't need one.

As long as you have a good antivirus like Microsoft Security Essentials and are safe on what you download you'll be safe.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Take a look at this:

PC Safety and Security - What Do I Need?
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I am running Windows XP Home Edition, 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600.

Hope you can help, many thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Cannot Delete Internet Download Manager

Hi philoakey and welcome to TSF.

First of all try the solution on this page http://www.internetdownloadmanager.c.../faq.html#reg8

Look for this part which should be near the top of the page.


If you have problems with removing an older version of IDM, download and run this program to remove the integration into browsers. Then just delete IDM folder.

Hope this helps, if not please feel free to post back....I have one or two more ideas how I could help. Good luck.
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Hi skyfox

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A:Download issues: Internet Download Manager

It looks you have a problem in IDM's dynamic file segmentation. Try to download the IDM again from its site, make a fresh install and check if the problem persists.
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any idea ?..
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VIRUS REMOVAL / PROTECTION 1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes
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It's the worst download manager i have ever used.

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A:How do I burn iso after download using download Manager

It should be a single ISO file.

How to burn an ISO image to disc..

Its simple really, download this, save it somewhere.

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Click on this;
Attachment 29934

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A:DR download manager won't run

Quote: Originally Posted by beaskies

I've bought the Student 32-bit version of Win7. I received a confirmation email with my order number and Key.
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Found the Customer service button, which asked for Oder no or email address + last 5 digits of credit card details - it regognises neither of these. I'm pretty sure I bought it directly from the Microsoft website, so perhaps the exe. file is corrupted? Still doesn't explain why it doesn't recognise my order
Any ideas?
I've also tried rebooting but makes no difference


Hi and welcome

Just curious, why dont you want to run the ISO? it is the prefered method of installation. Plus if you don twant to burn a dvd, and have a USB stick you could install from there.

Let us know if we can help

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