Orbit Downloader

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  1. Rasheed187

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    It has reports of adware, so I would only test it in a VM.
     
  3. PaulBB

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    Orbit Downloader V1.3.2 is CLEAN, no spyware/adware etc...
     
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    Looks like a copy of FlashGet which i prefer.
     
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    Totally safe, using it now after using FDM for a long time, this one handles all kinds of streaming media as well as Youtube etc. The interface bears a strong resemblence to FDM as well and there are no spies in it, fully checked with many of the scanners.
     
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    Download rates...
    flashget: 585 kb/s
    Metaproducts Download Express: 640 kb/s
     
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    i thing that i dont like in orbit downloader, there's no scheduler that is very important for a dialup like me.

    stay with free download manager...
     
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    What is the benefit of such a Downloader?

    Gerard
     
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    It's easier to resume interrupted downloads.
    Because the downloader makes multiple connections to the server in general there is a performance improvement, faster downloads.
     
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    I don't have much use for a download mngr. Can't remember the last time I was disconnected from the net.

    Also OptOnline w/ Boost 30MB / 2MB doesn't hurt either.
     
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    Download manager can also download faster than browsers due to their mirror search and multi segmenting features, thats why they are necessary even for always on broadband connections.
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    Btw, I think this tool is pretty cool, it´s the first DLM that I actually like, nice GUI, and it doesn´t use that many resources. And it also seems to be malware free, the only strange thing that I noticed is that it connects to http://lyricsday.com/ on startup, anyone who might have an explanation for this? :rolleyes:
     
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    Thought I would try this out but from the start it continually tries to connect out so now I am not so sure about it. Any comments please.
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    Hi,

    Can someone comment on post 14 and 15? I noticed that it will always connect to ie7pro.com at startup, and if you block this in the firewall, Orbit won´t work anymore. So why does this connection need to be made? Of course, I have disabled "check for updates", so this can´t be it. Could Orbit in theory send data to their server? :blink:
     
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    Don't know if this will help, I trialled the earlier versions (not latest) and noticed (from firewall warning) two processes wanting permission to connect out, one being the p2p component (which I denied as I don't p2p). Could it be this process? I ain't sure about any specific outbound connections like ie7pro.com. Didn't notice anything else (suspicious).
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, I forgot to mention that I also disabled the P2P part. But I was thinking, if it really was spyware, experts would have already noticed it, not? But I´m still not sure, I wonder if anyone can tell me if these kind of outbound connections are suspicious or not and if they might be able to do any damage, like stealing data? If you look at all those leaktests, you would start to think so. :rolleyes:
     
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    Works very well with flashgot - especially with password sites - seems to be able to get authentication information via flashgot without having to enter it yourself. Just flashgot link and away it goes.
     
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    Scheduler is added with the 1.4.6 version. I've not scrutinized Orbit very closely, but as far as I can see, I've had absolutely no suspicious activity from it. It has no ads whatsoever. At startup, by default it checks for an update. What this has to do with ie7pro.com and lyricsday.com is unknown to me (I've not analyzed this yet).
     
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    Actually, instead of connecting to lyricsday.com it was connecting to www.orbitdownloader.com, for some reason CurrPorts and Active Ports gave me the wrong info. But currently I see it connecting to ie7pro.com on startup, this tool is made by the same company that´s behind Orbit. I´m probably being a bit paranoid, because other than this stuff, it doesn´t seem to do anything suspicious. ;)
     
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