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.
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]
Previous distributions of the software contained a file called FUMOEI.EXE which was sometimes flagged as malware 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. 
References[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of download managers
- Comparison of download managers
- Comparison of file sharing applications
- BitTorrent (protocol)
- BitTorrent client