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+warwagon    9,934

What is the FileHippo Download Manager?

 

The FileHippo Download Manager delivers software straight from our supercharged servers to your computer. The Download Manager allows us to use multiple network connections at the same time to guarantee you the fastest, safest delivery possible.

 

During this process, the Download Manager may offer you other free applications provided by our carefully chosen partners. These offers are completely optional and you are not required to install any additional applications to receive the software you selected.

 

What happens when I run the FileHippo Download Manager?

 

After launching the FileHippo Download Manager from your Downloads folder, just double click on the file that will be clearly named and then follow the instructions.

 

The Download Manager may show offers for other free applications and you get to choose whether you accept these or not. No offers are ever automatically installed without your acceptance.

If you choose to pause/cancel the download, the Download Manager will place a shortcut on your desktop so you can resume this at a later time.

 

What happens when I accept an offer?

 

When you accept an offer, the application will be downloaded and installed on your computer. Please note that we screen all application offers to ensure they are safe and can be uninstalled easily.

 

What information does the Download Manager collect?

 

The FileHippo Download Manager does not collect personally identifiable information and adheres to the FileHippo Privacy Policy which you can see here.

Do I have to use the installer?

 

No. All FileHippo Installer Enabled products have a Direct Download Link that you can use instead of the Installer.

 

http://www.filehippo.com/de/filehippo_download_manager

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+LogicalApex    1,746

Welcome to the new order... Where simple downloads of trusted apps from previously trustworthy sources are now laced with another layer of junk.

 

Why can't companies just serve their own downloads directly and not outsource it to these sites who have no where to turn for a revenue stream?

 

Thanks for the heads up.

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Max Norris    2,071

Ugh.  Guess it was inevitable.. I'll keep using 'em though as long as the direct links stay, handy timesaver.  After that though, buh-bye.

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TPreston    5,387

Check your av guys many vendors are finally starting to take this junk seriously eset has "enable detection of potentially unwanted applications"

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+warwagon    9,934

Check your av guys many vendors are finally starting to take this junk seriously eset has "enable detection of potentially unwanted applications"

 

Yes, but they aren't taking "This junk seriously" until it's its on my default.

 

WOW ... 320 people looking at this thread right now!

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COKid    873

WOW ... 320 people looking at this thread right now!

No doubt. You should be a writer for Neowin.

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+warwagon    9,934

No doubt. You should be a writer for Neowin.

 

I often wonder if i'm in the top 5 of members with the most views. One thread alone had 550,000 Views.

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+LimeMaster    14,891

That's utter crap! I always use FileHippo for older software releases on my VMs. Now I'm gonna need to have to find an alternative site that offers a similar type of service, which isn't exactly easy to find. :/

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Luc2k    737

I thought that their download manager was optional and a quick look confirms it. What am I missing here?

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Xenon    598

Just dont use it

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Choto Cheeta    7

I thought that their download manager was optional and a quick look confirms it. What am I missing here?

 

It seems, till now, it is optional..

 

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Luc2k    737

It seems, till now, it is optional..

 

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My download button doesn't have the "Download Manager Enabled" part and links to the actual file. Maybe it's US only.

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DavidM    328

My download button doesn't have the "Download Manager Enabled" part and links to the actual file. Maybe it's US only.

 

I'm in the US and I haven't seen the "Download Manager Enabled" part either, maybe it has to do with file size? What at filehippo is 500 megs? Got it, 3DMark06, still no file manager thing for me.

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Torolol    926

i always want to know why most download "button" on most web sites are colored green?

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Choto Cheeta    7

I'm in the US and I haven't seen the "Download Manager Enabled" part either, maybe it has to do with file size? What at filehippo is 500 megs? Got it, 3DMark06, still no file manager thing for me.

 

From Indian IP.. I am getting both the options, direct download is also still visible...

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InsaneNutter    956

i always want to know why most download "button" on most web sites are colored green?

 

Green encourages people to subconsciously click the button. Changing the "add to basket" button from orange to green on our e-commerce website increased sales conversions significantly.

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Rickkins    284

Pity.

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Hum    6,930

Who needs a download manager ?

Who responds to ads shoved into your face ?

I never have.

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Luc2k    737

Well, I'm seeing the download manager enabled button too, however there's a direct link download below it. It's a pity they went this way but it's still usable as long as the direct download is still there.

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elenarie    830

I almost got fooled by the green button, since they changed it to by default download the downloader. Sigh.

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Microsoft BOB™ 10    688

Thanks for the warning. Another site to block in my browser similar to CNET's Download.com.

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+goretsky    711

Hello,

 

There's a bit of a difference between potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and bona-fide malicious software (malware), which is why anti-malware companies categorize them separately.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

Yes, but they aren't taking "This junk seriously" until it's its on my default.

 

WOW ... 320 people looking at this thread right now!

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Torolol    926

i also hates surveyors sites, please fill the lengthy quiz before you can download thingy.

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+J. X. Maxwell    2,139

Someone should create a list for Adblock Edge for these malware download buttons.

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