Best Alternative Download Manager of IDM

Discussion in 'Media Players and Editors' started by Siraj, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. jamescv7

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    Eagleget is so far can reach the overall customization of the download manager while in paid version is still IDM, but otherwise as long other programs that recognized the browser you use and other stuffs then its already a handy for you.
     
  2. Tabeer

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    #22 Tabeer, Jan 15, 2016
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    FDM can be an alternative for the time being but if you talk about IDM then IDM has more stars than FDM.
     
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  3. shukla44

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    #23 shukla44, Jan 15, 2016
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    Yes, i agree. Used all sorts of extension & download manager softwares but in the end had to buy IDM.
    I used DAP for about 2 years before it got useless for me. I used FDM for about 6 months.

    But if you do not want to use IDM, then I think FDM is your best alternative.
     
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  4. omidomi

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  5. Sher

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    #25 Sher, Jan 15, 2016
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    EagleGet is simply over-rated, in my opinion. FDM is little better, but it was also downloading files with wrong hashes the last time I was trying it.
     
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  6. Sven

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    jdownloader is claimed to be a Malware by Qihoo TS :D
     
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  7. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    That detection is a false positive. I have been using JDownloader for years and I can verify that it is completely safe to use.

    If it was downloaded from a website other than the official one, then in that case it might have been outfitted with malicious plugins or patched with malicious code. (the latter case is unlikely)
    If it was downloaded from the official website, then I can guarantee that it is in now way malicious.
     
  8. Tabeer

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    For the time being FDM can be used but in the end you have to buy IDM.
     
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  9. King Mellow

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    EagleGet is the best alternative downloader for those who can't afford IDM.
     
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  10. Andrew999

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    I like EagleGet.
     
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  11. Tabeer

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    EagleGet doesn't resume videos in most cases.
     
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  12. bunchuu

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    I'm using eagleget, It allows AV to scan downloaded file automatically and easy to schedule shut down after finishing download.
    however, it's drawback is cyberfox compability so I use downloadthemall for cyberfox.
     
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  13. Tabeer

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    But it doesn't resume videos, that is the main back draw of it.
     
  14. pneuma1985

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    So Dracus you're saying you wouldn't use IDM? Due to its extension or addon? Jw what you meant by it. I understand that a Download Manager in itself I'm almost sure is a vulnerability for sure but IDM is the best out of all of them. I need something that can download .torrent extensions for distro's etc some are only .torrents. And I don't want to install any torrent client b/c most are vulnerable in themselves µtorrent being the best and worst of them ;)
     
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  15. DracusNarcrym

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    It's not really because of the extensions, it's just that I find it completely comparable to free and/or open-source download managers so there is no point in paying for such software.
    As for a torrent client, I use qBittorrent Client Portable, which is minimalistic and simply gets the job done. :D
     
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  16. pneuma1985

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    I have alot of experience with most if not all torrent clients ;) Most are malware in themselves I ran qbitorrent for a while I've also tried transmission for windows, Ive run deluge and of course everyone's favorite µtorrent and several others. Right now I have a torrent box not a real seedbox but a torrent box running µtorrent 2.2.1 25154 the private trackers I use only allow for certain clients. Though I will say some of the clients are absolutely PuP infested like µtorrent with opencandy! That's why I would never install any torrent client on my actual workstation, but at the same time need an alternative to the main torrent clients. IDM seems nice and gets the job done and I do like it but paying for it I'm not so sure!
     
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  17. DracusNarcrym

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    Great call setting up a dedicated torrent computer. If I were into torrenting myself, I would have done so as well. :p

    Now then, as far as PUPs are concerned, I have never had any problems with any torrent clients that bundled them in their installer - simply uncheck the option to install it during installation and you're good to go. However, it must be noted that clients like μTorrent suffer from in-application ads which are unfortunately a nuisance and must be removed with an application like Adguard, some hosts file blocklist, or a similar method.
     
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  18. pneuma1985

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    #38 pneuma1985, Jan 18, 2016
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    Yeah I had that Idea b/c it was tough keeping a machine clean with a torrent client on it and I don't download games or any .exe programs using torrents. And the private trackers are safe so got tired of reimaging machines now I just set one up that is meant to reimage all the time :D

    Oh and for a good 6 months the installer for µtorrent came with opencandy and epic scale no matter what you selected while installing it. You can read about it on torrentfreak.

    As far as the ads go you can remove them straight out of utorrent in options\preferences\Advanced you can set their values to false removing all of them. I would never use any of the 3.x versions only the older versions of that specific client are any good. I will note that when using utorrent Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a crap ton of block notifications to malicious ips. Utorrent forums will tell you utorrent is trying to connect to BitTorrent Inc. and their parent website. I'm not saying it's not trying to phone home I'm just saying who's to say the servers are safe at all? And the ip's it connects to are random.
     
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  19. Tikolo Mikolo

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    The above download managers may be good for general use. However, when it comes to batch downloading especially if you're interested in bulk downloading tv series, videos, wallpapers, anime, manga you should give WFDownloader App a try which is located at WFDownloader App Website.

    Disclaimer. I'm the author.
     
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  20. Anupam

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    For Torrent and Files I use - Free Download Manager
    For Youtube Video I use - Video Download Helper Firefox Extension.
    Sometimes for Video I use - clipconverter.cc
     
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