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[Tutorial]Detailed Review-Internet Download Manager V6.41 Review
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Internet Download Manager V6.41 Review

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What is Internet Download Manager? - also known as IDM:-
IDM is developed by Tonec FZE which is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary with 2,000,000+ registered users.

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is hands-down, the best-in-class downloader software.
It can increase download speeds by up to 5 times, schedule downloads, repair broken and resume interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or power outages. Speed limiter allows downloading your files at a slower speed, therefore not impacting slow computers or computers with bloatware. Integrates with all popular browsers, including portable versions.

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Quote:Table Of Contents
  1. Program Description
  2. Feature list
  3. Advanced Browser integration
  4. Be aware Fake Chrome extension
  5. My two cents worth
  6. Links of interest

Program Description

Program Description:-
Name:- Internet Download Manager  (also known as IDM)
Program Category:- Download Accelerator
Current release version:- 6.41 Build 2
The current version was released:- May 31, 2022
Updates:- frequently - releases and dates:-

Language:- multi-language support, the default is English (languages listed further down)
Operating System support:- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11


Download Size:- 10.74 Mb

download the file idman641build2.exe from

Free trial:-
All features and uses of the program can be used for 30 days with no limitations entirely for free.  After the trial period, you will need a license to continue using the program. This is available on the official website - link below.

To buy:-

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Feature list

Internet Download Manager feature List:-
  • Download Speed Acceleration
  • Download all file types from your favorite websites
  • All popular browsers are supported including portable versions
  • Easy downloading with one click
  • Dark theme
  • Dynamic segmentation
  • Download Resume
  • Built-in Scheduler
  • IDM includes website spider and grabber
  • Customizable Interface
  • Download Categories
  • Download All Links feature
  • IDM is multilingual
  • Quick update
  • Download limits
  • Automatic Antivirus checking
  • Simple installation wizard
  • IDM supports many types of proxy servers
  • IDM supports main authentication protocols: Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos
  • Drag and drop
  • Advanced Browser integration
  • Download several types of video streams

link to detailed feature list:-

Download Speed Acceleration
Internet Download Manager will accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its smart dynamic file segmentation technology. Unlike other download managers and accelerators, Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during the download process, and it reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve the best possible acceleration performance.

Download all file types from your favorite websites
After installing the "IDM integration module" browser extension, just continue surfing the Internet, and you will be amazed at how easy is to download everything you want from your favorite websites.

All popular browsers are supported including portable versions.
IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, MSN Explorer, AOL, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, Maxthon, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads.

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Easy downloading with one click
When you click on a download link in a browser, IDM will take over the download and accelerate it. You don't need to do anything special, just browse the Internet as you usually do. IDM will catch your downloads and accelerate them. IDM supports HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, and MMS protocols.

Under Options and download
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Dark theme
IDM's dark theme displays dark surfaces across the majority of its UI. It was designed as a supplemental mode to the default (or light) theme. The dark theme reduces the luminance emitted by your screen, while still meeting minimum color contrast ratios. It helps to improve visual ergonomics by reducing eye strain, adjusting brightness to current lighting conditions, and facilitating screen use in dark environments while conserving power.

Dark Mode is only supported for windows 10  (I am running windows 7- this option is not available.)
Under the Menu/View, there is a Dark mode support option.

Image from IDM website

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Dynamic segmentation
Internet Download Manager has optimized file download logic. IDM divides downloaded files into file segments dynamically, unlike other download accelerators that divide downloaded files in segments once just before the download process starts. Dynamic segmentation gives a significant download performance improvement. When file download starts, it's unclear how many connections may be opened. When a new connection becomes available IDM finds the largest segment to download and divides it in half. This new connection starts downloading files from half of the largest file segment. IDM minimizes the time needed for negotiations with servers and keeps all connections busy.

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Download Resume
Internet Download Manager will resume unfinished downloads from the place where they left off. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost or dropped connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

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Built-in Scheduler
Internet Download Manager can connect to the Internet at a set time, download the files you want, disconnect, or shut down your computer when it's done. You can also synchronize changes using periodic synchronization of files. It's possible to create and schedule several download queues for downloading or synchronization.

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IDM includes web site spider and grabber
IDM downloads all required files that are specified with filters from websites, for example, all pictures from a website, subsets of websites, or complete websites for offline browsing. It's possible to schedule multiple grabber projects to run them once at a specified time, stop them at a specified time, or run periodically to synchronize changes.

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Customizable Interface
You may choose the order, buttons, and columns to appear on the main IDM window. There are several different skins for the toolbar with different button styles. All skins can be downloaded from IDM home site. Also, users can design their own skins.


Some of the toolbars looks:-

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Download Categories
Internet Download Manager can be used to organize downloads automatically using defined download categories.

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Download All Links feature
IDM can add all downloads linked to the current page. It's easy to download multiple files with this feature.

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IDM is multilingual
IDM is translated to Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijan, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, etc.

List of all languages supported and how to install:-

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Quick update
Quick update may check for new versions of IDM and update IDM once per week. The quick updates feature lists all new features added to the latest version and asks a user if he wants to update IDM to the latest version.

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Download limits
Progressive downloading with quotas feature limits downloading to a defined number of megabytes per hour. The feature is useful for connections that use fair access policy (or FAP) like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.

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Automatic Antivirus checking
Antivirus checking makes your downloads free from viruses and trojans. IDM can automatically run a scanner on download completion, like AdAware, Avast, Spybot, AVG Anti-Virus, McAfee, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, SpywareBlaster, CCleaner, and others to protect users from harmful downloaded files.

from the link:-  Please note that for antiviruses that have some kind of real-time protection it is not necessary to add any settings in IDM. They will scan all downloaded files automatically.

I am running windows 7 IDM is not showing this setting for me. The video version is from IDM V6.27

The screenshot is taken from-

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Simple installation wizard
Quick and easy installation program will make necessary settings for you, and check your connection at the end to ensure trouble-free installation of Internet Download Manager.

link to tutorial - Installation / Registration
[Tutorial]Internet Download Manager v6.41-Installation Registration Process

IDM supports many types of proxy servers
For example, IDM works with Microsoft ISA, and FTP proxy servers.

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IDM supports main authentication protocols: 
Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos
Thus IDM can access many Internet and proxy servers using login name and password.

Drag and drop
You may simply drag & drop links to IDM, and drag & drop downloaded files out of Internet Download Manager.

Advanced Browser integration

Advanced Browser integration
When enabled, the feature can be used to catch any download from any application. None of the other download managers have this feature.

help on Browser  integration per browser

Be aware Fake Chrome extension

Be aware:-
Fake Chrome extension -    Internet Download Manager has 200,000 installs
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Real Extension
Ensure you add the real IDM extension.
It is called:-      IDM Integration module.

Image of the real IDM extension:-
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Firefox extension:-

Article chrome extension:-

Articles on IDM installation per browser:-

My two cents worth

My two cents worth.
I have used Internet download manager for many years on many laptops and pcs with different versions of windows, from XP to Windows 10. It is by far the best downloader available. I have a number of Microsoft certifications and have worked in several companies in different industries and different countries. IDM has enabled me to do research for work and certifications easily: downloading documents, software, and live streams, and categorizing the downloads. I load up a number of files on a low-speed limit and let them download in the background without impacting the use of my computers, even on low-spec laptops. In general, I use offshoots of standard browsers such as Brave, Vivaldi, Waterfox, and librewolf, both installed and portable. IDM integrates with all browsers I have tested and works flawlessly.

IDM is an industry standard.

Links of interest

Links of interest:-

Well done review of one of the best download managers.
(11-06-2022 , 02:25 AM)Mike Wrote: Well done review of one of the best download managers.

Yes an excellent review
I hope there will always be more of these reviews in the forum
And it is better to give a help to the users from time to time
Solve a little of their problems
Thanks a lot for this excellent review. Enjoyed reading it.
Thanks for the informative review
[Tutorial]Detailed Review-Internet Download Manager V6.41 Review

Promo2day New Features added:-

Table of Contents (TOC)
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Each of these sections have a page separator line above and below the Section Link

Click section to Jump to it.
Best review.
Very good informative review !

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