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Orbit Downloader 1.0.0.2

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Orbit is a full-featured downnload accelerator and manager. It is based on P2P techonology. And it has advanced robust multithread download algorithm implemented with high quality. Orbit integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer to automatically handle your downloads. Using Orbit you can easily download files from any remote server via HTTP, FTP, RTSP, MMS. With Orbit the downloading process will be as easy as nerver before. Orbit is a light-weight, powerful and easy-to-use application. Also it is well-known for its intuitive and user-friendly interface. Orbit is an indispensable tool for download acceleration. It has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe P2P downloading techonology to accelerate your downloads. Orbit can resume broken downloads. So you needn't start the downloading process from the very beginning after casual interruption. You can resume unfinished download from the moment when it was interruped. Orbit can find flash files and streaming media files from webpages automaticlly. With this, you can get flash games, audio/video files easily from a webpage. Orbit can grab FLV files from YouTube or other video websites and download them to your own PC quickly. Orbit supports proxy servers, download categories, queue processor, enhanced virus protection on download completion and many other features.

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Softpedia guarantees that Orbit 1.0.0.2 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. But right after install Orbit is trying to connect to DuDu.com (chinese website) and scanning with Ad-Aware SE Professional the things are getting worst :

- Adware.DuDu * 3 objects

- Adware.DesktopMedia * 1 object

So try this at your own risk, can be just fp or not.

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Looks like a rip off of Flashget if you ask me.

They're identical!

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Looks like a rip off of Flashget if you ask me.

They're identical!

agreed, looks like flashget with a skin!!

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No, is not a copy of FlashGet, is a Net Transport clone; i opened Orbit.exe with ResHack and i see they left some BitTorrent components so since FlashGet doesn't support BitTorrent but Net Transport does, i presume it's a Net Transport copy.

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Hi neowin guys+gals,

After a long discussion about orbit, and some testing and talk with the author, it seems like a false alarm and nothing wrong with the program (imho). Anyway curious might check out the long discussion here, which includes comments from the author: http://www.donationcoder.com/Forums/bb/index.php?topic=6092

-mouser

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Thanks Dcmouser, interesting but the Orbit developer didn't replied to Mouser question:

Why Orbit does it connect to their server?

I think maybe because of the dht, that's fine for me but why Orbit want to connect to DuDu.com (malware) ? What's the affiliation between Orbit and DuDu.com?

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Its because they're using servers in a subnet that belongs to DuDu.com. I had a chat with support about it and he wrote that they'll find other servers to use that aren't affiliated with spyware websites.

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Came across Orbit Downloader 1.32 recently at Neowin Software news. So, is it safe to use? How is it compared to Download Express?

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Yes, now it's safe. Even both (Download Express & Orbit) are download managers Orbit is very different, starting with the GUI, more features and better download speeds. You should try FlashGet too.

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No, is not a copy of FlashGet, is a Net Transport clone; i opened Orbit.exe with ResHack and i see they left some BitTorrent components so since FlashGet doesn't support BitTorrent but Net Transport does, i presume it's a Net Transport copy.

actually it does, i accdiently opened a torrent with flashget earlier and it started downloading it :o

im running flashget build 1.80.1002.

Although azereus does a far better job of downloading torrents flashget CAN do it.

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No, is not a copy of FlashGet, is a Net Transport clone; i opened Orbit.exe with ResHack and i see they left some BitTorrent components so since FlashGet doesn't support BitTorrent but Net Transport does, i presume it's a Net Transport copy.
FlashGet[/url]]FlashGet Version 1.80 beta 1 (2006.11)

+ BitTorrent files download support

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Hmm... FlashGet is a bit bloated for me. That's why I'd stop using GetRight years ago. Using Download Express now as it's not bloated. May switch to Orbit Downloader if it's resource-friendly. What say you all?

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