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#1 Elendil

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:53 PM

Hi everyone! I've been using FDM (Free Download Manager) for about one year now. Just recently, I visited its website and McAfee SiteAdvisor went wild. This time I went to check what McAfee had to say about FDM and it reported that there were about a billion malware infected downloads.
Can anyone verify where or not FDM is malware or a clean, helpful download program (it is great with the downloading speed; however, if it's malware, it has to go).
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:46 PM

The top site in Google is a dangerous place to go when Googling "FDM". See if either one of these is the program you have. They earned the Green Check from Site Advisor.

http://www.tensons.com/products/downloadac...er/freeedition/

http://www.softplatz.com/Soft/Network-Inte...ad-Manager.html

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:57 AM

I had FDM once and found it to be a very "messy" program and difficult to completely uninstall. I did not trust it and thought it was probably bundled with adware or spyware, though they swear it's not.

The other free download manager (DAP) I found definitely nefarious and was harder to remove than AOL.

Having either program on my system was like trying to herd cats, so I cleaned house and don't fool with them. But if it works for you..........
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:15 AM

Site advisor indicates that their tests, they found other downloads on that site that some people consider adware, spyware, or other unwanted programs. As such, the advise to use caution.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:04 PM

Well I uninstalled it and it went bye-bye like a charm. I'm now using Fresh Download Manager.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:15 PM

Harder to get rid of than AOL? Thats saying something...I'm still trying to get rid of it all...Theres 4 files in my sys32 folder that I wont touch and several .dlls secreted randomly in my computer that I dont know what they do...

What posses manufaturers to install AOL on EVERY computer?

I myself dont use download managers, besides the one in FF..So I have no opinion...Just felt like I'ad rant about AOL
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