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Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.18

Manage and transfer your downloads more efficiently

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 23 August 2013
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Downloads To Date: 55781
Developer: Orbit
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Orbit Downloader
Download your files more effectively using this download manager

PLEASE NOTE that Orbit Downloader has been removed and displayed as a download from this website, for this reason: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/08/21/orbital-decay-the-dark-side-of-a-popular-file-downloading-tool/

Despite fast broadband, downloading files from the Internet can still take ages. There’s a good reason for this. Your broadband connection is only one segment in the path to your download. There are many reasons why the file you are attempting to download takes an age to reach your computer. The primary will be the bandwidth provided to the remote server. If it’s on a slow connection, your broadband might be capable of downloading the file more quickly than the server can deliver.

Other reasons for slow downloads are the number of people connected to the remote server (as Microsoft found, when they released Windows 7 RC and the demand near enough brought down their servers) and the location. If you attempt to download from a server hosting a file in Finland, the routing from the server to your computer may slow the download. If you are a UK Internet user, downloading from a UK server may yield quicker results.

To help speed up and manage your downloads, you need a download manager and there are few better than Orbit Downloader. On a basic level, this replaces the download manager that ships with your browser and enables you to control where you save your files, to download again if the transfer fails and much more. It works with all the popular web browsers, so you can use the same download manager whether you need to switch between Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Orbit makes downloading much faster as it’s able to source files from other locations, including P2P servers and many others. Note, however, that we do not recommend you downloading files from unknown servers - this is the primary reason for the spread of malicious software.

Orbit Downloader does a lot more than help you download files from the Internet. It also enables you to grab embedded audio, video and other media files and even save streaming media to your hard drive.

PLEASE NOTE that Orbit Downloader has been removed and displayed as a download from this website, for this reason: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/08/21/orbital-decay-the-dark-side-of-a-popular-file-downloading-tool/

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One of the best download managers enables you to manage your file transfers more effectively

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