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Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages...

Key features of Internet Download Manager include:

Download Acceleration: IDM employs dynamic file segmentation and intelligent technology to accelerate downloads by dividing files into smaller chunks and downloading them simultaneously. This can significantly increase download speeds, especially for large files.

Resume Capability: One of IDM's most useful features is its ability to resume interrupted or paused downloads. If a download is interrupted due to a lost internet connection or any other reason, IDM can pick up from where it left off once the connection is restored.

Browser Integration: IDM integrates seamlessly with popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and others. It automatically captures download links from these browsers, making it easy to download files with just a click.

Batch Downloads: IDM supports batch downloads, allowing users to queue multiple files for download at the same time. This is particularly useful when downloading multiple files or entire folders from a website.

Video Grabber: IDM includes a video grabber feature that enables users to download videos from websites like Vimeo, Dailymotion, and many others. It can detect video streams on webpages and provide a download option.

Scheduler: Users can set up a download schedule with IDM. This feature is useful for downloading files during off-peak hours to optimize network bandwidth or when you want to download something at a specific time.

Virus Scanning: IDM can automatically run a virus scan on downloaded files to ensure they are safe and free from malware.

Built-in Zip Support: IDM can extract and download files from compressed ZIP archives, which can save time and effort when dealing with multiple files packaged in a single archive.

Authentication Protocols: IDM supports various authentication protocols, such as Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos, which allows users to download files from password-protected websites.

IDM is available as a trial version with limited functionality. It is considered one of the most reliable download managers in the market, providing an efficient and user-friendly experience for handling downloads.

Here are some Pros of using Internet Download Manager (IDM):

Fast download speeds: IDM uses a variety of techniques to accelerate downloads, including multi-segment downloading, resume capability, and connection limitations. This can result in download speeds that are up to 5 times faster than what you would get with a regular web browser.

Resume and schedule downloads: IDM can resume downloads that were interrupted due to a loss of network connection or other unexpected failures. It can also be scheduled to download files at a later time or date. This is useful for downloading large files that you don't want to have to wait for all at once.

Supports a wide range of protocols and file types: IDM supports a wide range of protocols, including HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, MMS, and RTSP. It also supports a wide range of file types, including videos, audio, images, documents, and software. This means that you can use it to download files from any website, and it can handle any type of file that you want to download.

Easy to use and customize: The IDM interface is simple and straightforward, and you can customize the settings to suit your needs. This makes it easy to get started with IDM, even if you're not familiar with download managers.

Supports proxy servers: This can be useful if you need to download files from behind a firewall or proxy.

Has a built-in video player: This allows you to preview videos before you download them.

Can download multiple files at once: This can save you time if you need to download a lot of files.

Has a built-in scheduler: This allows you to schedule downloads to start at a specific time or date.

Overall, IDM is a powerful and versatile download manager that can help you download files faster, easier, and more efficiently.

Internet Download Manager - Changelog:

Resolved the problem that caused "403 Forbidden" error. For fixing the problem in all cases, all users are also required to update to 6.42.15 version of "IDM integration module" extension in their browsers.

Chrome and Edge users should ensure that "IDM integration module" extension has been updated to "6.42.15" version.

Firefox users will still need to wait until the new version of the extension is approved by Mozilla store.

Here's how to use IDM:

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a popular download management software that helps users download files more efficiently from the internet.

1. Download and Install IDM:

  • Download the latest version of IDM.
  • Install the software by following the on-screen instructions.

2. Integration with Web Browsers (Optional):

  • During installation, IDM will ask if you want to integrate it with your web browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Edge). If you choose this option, IDM will automatically capture download links from your browser.

3. Open IDM:

  • Launch IDM from your desktop or system tray.

4. Customize IDM Settings (Optional):

  • Click on "Options" in the IDM main window to access settings. You can configure various options like download location, download categories, and download speed limits to suit your preferences.

5. Start a Download:

  • Open your web browser and navigate to the webpage where the file you want to download is located.
  • IDM should automatically detect downloadable content on the page. If it doesn't, you can manually initiate a download by right-clicking on a link and selecting "Download with IDM."

6. Monitor Download Progress:

  • In the IDM main window, you will see the list of active downloads. This window displays information such as file name, download progress, and estimated time remaining.

7. Pause, Resume, or Cancel Downloads:

  • You can pause, resume, or cancel individual downloads by right-clicking on them in the main IDM window.

8. Schedule Downloads (Optional):

  • IDM allows you to schedule downloads at specific times. To do this, right-click on a download, choose "Queue" and then "Schedule." Set the date and time for the download to start.

9. Download Grabber (Optional):

  • IDM also includes a tool called "Download Grabber" that can be used to capture download links from web pages. You can access this tool by clicking "Download" and selecting "Start Downloading Web Sites..."

10. Automatic Download Categories (Optional):

  • You can set up automatic categories in IDM to sort your downloads automatically. For example, you can create categories for videos, documents, music, etc.

11. Checking for Updates:

  • IDM periodically checks for updates. If a new version is available, it will prompt you to update.

12. Registration (Paid Version):

  • If you are using a trial version of IDM, you will need to purchase a license to continue using it after the trial period expires. You can register IDM by entering your license key.

That's a basic overview of how to use Internet Download Manager. Keep in mind that IDM offers a range of advanced features, so you can explore the settings and options to tailor the software to your specific needs.

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