is Free Download Manager is free from spyware?

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  2. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Been using it since version 1.3, have scanned my system with AdAware, Spybot as well as MSAS and also monitor outbound connections using firewalls, no spyware found or any unsolicited outbound connections yet noticed from FDM.
     
  3. Ailric

    Ailric Guest

    They are trying to sell customized versions to promote their website.

    Totally free of spyware.
     
  4. Honyak

    Honyak Registered Member

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    After finding this thread, I DL'ed FDM and really like it. I was using Leechget, but FDM seems much better.
    However I did notice in FW log that it occassionally connects to IP 194.135.30.192 (www.filesearch.ru). Any thoughts as to why it connecting to this site. I have set a rule to block pending further investigation.

    EDIT: It only tries to connect when I DL something with FDM.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2005
  5. Oddbod

    Oddbod Guest

    Hi Honyak.

    I believe it does what Flashget does & uses that IP to check for file mirrors, Flashget calls it ShareURL, there is probably a option in Free Downloader to stop it checking for mirrors.

    HTH
     
  6. Honyak

    Honyak Registered Member

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    Thank you oddbod, I believe you are correct, after doing some futher investigating I noticed that it was not using mirrors on a site where it did previously.

    Thank you.
     
  7. Oddbod

    Oddbod Guest

    Your welcome Honyak
     
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