Viruses! I was trying to download a screensaver but the automatic download would not start. SO it said click here if your download is not starting automatically. So I clicked the link and it brought me to a website with viruses.
Site is really CONTROVERSIAL FreeDownloadManager (light) doesn't contain any bullshit, but don't download FULL VERSION or anything from partner links and never click on offers from FreeDownloadManager like: UPDATE YOUR DRIVERS, it's BULLSHIT!
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Our freedownloadmanager.org software library is safe now. We have checked our program base and removed all the links to dangerous programs. Now all the submissions undergo antivirus and antispyware checks before appearing on our pages. Also our website doesn't send e-mails and does not have any exploits. So visiting our website is absolutely safe for your PCs.
Submitted by fdm at 2009-12-16 08:24:15"
This product is really getting a bad name no fault of the software designer itself, at least in part. I have used this product for some time now and I am also aware that a lot of people can't afford high bandwidth hosting solo so they have to "Make a deal w\ the devil" so to speak. Give it one last look and if anyone truly feels that a negative rating is still warranted, email me and I will remove this post and list the product as a "AT YOUR RISK". Thank You!
I have been using FDM for awhile and I like using it to make big downloads such as Linux .iso's. I sure there are spyware\adware versions that are evil, but this is trustworthy Open Source software. Perhaps they should change the name?
The user agreement for a free download. Note that it clearly states it will install spyware.