Template:Infobox Software Free Download Manager (FDM, formerly 3wGetTemplate:Fact) is a free open source graphical download manager for the Microsoft Windows operating system with support for Windows Vista.

Although the FDM website claims it only runs on 32-bit releases of Windows, testing has proved that it also runs on 64-bit releases of Windows (although in 32-bit mode).

FDM was previously proprietary software, but with the release of version 2.5 it is now free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.[1]

Features[edit | edit source]

  • FDM is translated into several languages.
  • The FDM GUI presents several tabs that hold the different features in the program.
  • HTTP & FTP download support.
  • BitTorrent support (based on libtorrent).
  • Metalink support, for easy downloading from mirrors.
  • Flash video download.
  • Resuming broken downloads.
  • Download throttling

Downloads - This is the focal point of the program, which is simply a download manager. Users can also create groups with folders to which files with specific extensions will be downloaded to.

Scheduler - Users can create and manage lists of tasks to be executed at a preset time. Tasks include launching external programs, starting and stopping downloads, and shutting down the computer in all possible ways.

Site Explorer - This feature is an FTP client.

Site Manager - This feature allows users to tell FDM how to act with specific sites, such as websites that require authentication, or how many download connections a website can accept simultaneously from the user.

HTML Spider - This feature can download a website by following and downloading links recursively.

Upload Manager - Allows users to upload and share files with other users.

Integration[edit | edit source]

FDM interfaces with the following web browsers:

Issues[edit | edit source]

FDM had been reported on the Mozilla Bugzilla as crashing Mozilla Gran Paradiso, but this has been resolved.[2]

FDM has a few non-critical issues when running under Windows Vista.Template:Fact

Previous distributions of the software contained a file called FUMOEI.EXE which was sometimes flagged as malware[3] because its filename was identical to a known spyware program. The filename was an unfortunate choice by the developers and has been changed in the latest releases. FUMOEI was related to integration with Microsoft Outlook Express. [4]

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