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Ant Download Manager Pro 1.2.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ant Download Manager Pro 1.2.0

The quick downloader of internet content with video download support!
$22.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 136 (81%) 32 (19%) 117 comments

Ant Download Manager Pro 1.2.0 was available as a giveaway on December 5, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.95
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Protect your passwords and confidential files.

Ant Download Manager is a quick downloader of internet content with video download support.

It provides the main features:

  • Full integration to most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 32+,Google Chrome 31+ and their clones ( Pale Moon, Opera, Vivaldi, Slimjet, ComodoDragon, etc.)
  • Built-in video grabber browser allows you to download videos from many sites and video services.
  • When capturing video AntDM always offers to extract the sound from the video and convert it to MP3 format.
  • There is a simple convenient feature to preview the video files in the main list of downloads.
  • Multi-threaded download, Drag&Drop feature.
  • Build-in links analyzer allows you to explore the static page, reveal hidden links to download files.
  • Supports network protocols HTTP(S), FTP(S). Media protocols F4M, M3U8, RTMP(x).
  • Supports proxy HTTP(S), FTP, SOCKS 4,5.
  • Supports most popular Generators Premium Links (Debrids).
  • All uploaded files are saved in folders into categories according to their MIME type.

Please note: the Giveaway version has the activation code embedded, so doesn't have the registration form. If you decide to buy the program license, please download the last program version from the site!

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System Requirements:

Windows XP(sp3)/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

AntGROUP Inc

Homepage:

http://antdownloadmanager.com/

File Size:

23.4 MB

Price:

$22.50

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#49

Reporting back after first try of Ant Download Manager....was unable on first try to get it to work on Maxthon Browser,perhaps because I have not integrated it into browser yet,and I do not know whether it will successfully integrate into Maxthon,or not..Switched to Chrome,where it had successfully integrated into browser,it downloaded video file of 1.6 GB in under 8 mins.,and also showed Peak DL speeds of almost 8.2 Mb/sec. This software appears to have some extra bells and whistles that I am still familiarizing myself with,because I am at the bottom of the learning curve,and working my way up.Having never used Ant as an add-on / extension in Chrome,or Firefox,I am unsure as to any added functionality that the program,itself,adds in addition to the add-on / extension functionality.For me,at least,It DOES work,will be testing and learning all the quirks,foibles,eccentricities,etc....So,for the time being,this one is actually a keeper.Curious as to what enhancements were on V 1.21,and wondering why,if it was given away on other giveaway sites,why that version was not offered here.Thanks,GAOTD,and AntGroup,if I REALLY like it,I may consider buying the paid version,to keep myself on the cutting edge of updates....of course,there's always IDM,but that's another story.Also,FYI, of note,Netflix has announced they will let subscribers download SOME of their videos / movies to paid subscribers,but only thru iPhone / Android, (as of this writing) for later viewing.I never expected them to do THAT,but I gladly receive that news with open arms......Comments ??

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

I have been using Maxthon Browser for 4,maybe 5 years now....if we are referring strictly to Media downloads,Maxthon's built-in "Resource Sniffer" works about 95% of the time,but the ability to DL is also dependent upon the website,as well....haven't really tried it on Youtube,I have a plethora of Youtube downloaders for that.No,it does not work on Netflix,Hulu,etc.....I suspect one would use something along the lines of an RTMPDump tool ( some of those tools are found at Nirsoft) for that,but that is way too complex for my limited comprhension.EagleGet also works in some instances,but for me,Maxthon is my go-to,on a day in-day out basis.I've had extremely limited success with Firefox / Chrome Add-ons and Extensions.If video downloading is NOT an option,you can always use a Screen-capture utility,but those are usually cumbersome,resource-intensive,and generate HUGE file sizes....Anybody else on their preferred DL soft that almost always works ???.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Well,I bit the bullet,and installed the software-time will tell whether it's any good......or not.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

I must admit it is time to update from my beloved FLASHGET 1.9.6.173

Which I like because of the individual download log file that can record all of the relevant details iNCLUDiNG ORiGiNAL DATE & TiME STAMP on the downloaded file
The server DATE & TiME STAMP is one feature which I've found invaluable

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I'm still downloading (on DiAL UP)

QUESTION: How long is the embedded License period ?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter S  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter S, if you read the readme,the license is good until you try to update-NO Free updates,disable updates in General,under settings,I believe.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Well I LiKE what I see and would Like to BUY the program.

VERY GOOD to see that they offer a Lifetime License purchase option.

Is the VENDOR offering any GOTD PURCHASE DiSCOUNT ?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I have three times tried to download this program, but I always saw this answer:

Oooops!
Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

Don't fret!
Just go to our home page and proceed from there.

I clicked the words "home page" only to return to the page of "Give Away of The Day".
How can I get this software?

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by abc8808  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

can't install. When run setup.exe gives error...The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program...this is a common error with GAOTD lately. Any help please?

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel Steele  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nigel Steele, it's too late now, but probably you've not followed comments on GAOTD software lately. Turn off all your anti-virus, download and install and then turn the anti-virus on again and you're done.

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

After reading Commenter #23,"berrt" 's comments,this gives me great pause as to whether to install today's giveaway,or not.Is it possible that berrt downloaded this program from a third-party download site that piggy-backed Adware,Malware,Toolbar / search-engine redirects,PUP's,etc.???....or is this software riddled with unwanted / unknown malware,adware,etc,?????....I would love to give this software a try,but.....Am I the only person wondering about this,or just the first one to voice deep-seated concerns ???...I welcome any and all input,because I really WOULD like to give this one a try,but wondering whether I will have to monitor install with numerous installation-monitoring software,etc

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

This Ant Downloader program works okay, but nothing special in the features, it is just another video downloader, not much to really stand out among all the many many free ones already in crowded market.

**It really badly needs a  video trim feature,  so we do not have to download entire lengthy videos, keep the junk parts in videos do not want.
** Along with a video/audio trimmer option, a basic *(Video fade out effect), feature mainly at end of video downloads, so do not have to use an addtl editor program,to edit and re-encode just to fade out video at end, instead of all videos ending abrubtly, which looks terrible. 
**Also, some
Addtl Superhot video/audio Options could make avail even if by external Plugins, VST Effects etc)**:
--***(Video 5.1 Surr sound effect to max or boost video sound without clipping or distorting or sound effect to max or boost video sound without clipping or distorting
--(Option to *Auto correct of video resolution, lighting or sound problems . ( Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars)

Reply   |   Comment by Ren W.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

I did not like the giveaway setup refusing to install unless Internet Explorer is closed! The installer does NOT need browsers closed, especially if later on we do not choose browser integration...
Because I won't shut down IE and all the opened tabs to keep the giveaway installer happy I am unable to install this. So instead I installed the trial 1.2.1 from the vendors site and although it allowed me to uncheck start with windows it still tried to install a startup item. I told it to NOT integrate into my browsers during installation, it did not ask me to close any of the open browsers. It did ask to restart Windows Explorer and Skype but permitted refusal.
In the programs settings it had browser integration checked and not unchecked because of my install time selection, which is bad. It did check for update on startup and closed to systray by default but that can be corrected in the settings. Although the settings page did show Launch Automatically at Windows Startup was unchecked it did still try to install a startup entry again! I had to end up telling the tool that tracks that to remember my choice to deny that action! Enough's enough it does not respect my choices at install time or at later point. It's gone!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

"The setup files are corrupted Please obtain a new copy of the program" This is the message i get now every time I download a program from here. Not sure why this is happening. I have Windows 10 new computer
I tired that running %TEMP% that didnt work. Anyone have any ideas much appreciated thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Juan L Borreli  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Juan L Borreli, see my comment to #42

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

There is an option to upgrade this software to a new version. As this is a give away of the day software am I able to upgrade and still have this software fully working; has anyone tried to do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Brian ,

Did you read earlier comments BEFORE making this one?

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Brian , if you will upgrade it'll be trial

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

OK thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

NONE of the Download Managers I have EVER tried were faster and less work than the ones in my Browsers (particularly Opera and Nitro). Admittedly I haven't been on dial-up in over 10 years and Shaw in Canada always has decent connect speeds.

Reply   |   Comment by bobconstans  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Installed and registered with no problems on Win 10 64. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

This comment may be slightly off subject, but #7 comment below and it's responses are worth noting.
Ashraf was always worth a read whenever he passed comments, and he was not shy in that regard. He is sorely missed, but I agree, I looked back at Jim Stone's superb analysis on yesterdays Jade Encryption 1.0 where he appeared to spent quite a bit of his time analysing the issues.
Well done Jim, keep up the good work.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph Parkes  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Ralph Parkes,
Jim Stone's review was excellent, but look at how it stands out amongst the dross. Supports my original point.

Reply   |   Comment by ceegee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I tested Ant on my very slow DSL connection (it's easier to compare download times) using an AMD 4.3 GHz, quad CPU machine with 8GB RAM running Windows 7, 32bit, sp1.

I picked a 43.8Mb program and downloaded it with ANT and compared the time the download took with my normal "Download helper") program.

Ant took 11min, 3 seconds to download the program
Download helper took 9min, 27seconds. ~17% faster.

I also tried Ant on a youtube video of ~4 minutes and found that Download helper did the download ~20% faster.
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Here is my suggestion to improve program. I am doing it here because I don't want to sign up for another site to just add a suggestion.
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The program is too awkward to use since it is hidden behind the browser. Please set it up to add an "add-on" icon to the Firefox menu bar. Also the GUI is not that user friendly.
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Other than that it does work fine and I had no problem downloading or installing the program on a partition of my choice (other than the default; C:\Program Files).

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#32

My favorite when it's free. This is one of the best download managers. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Sammo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Sammo, even better would be not being able to download the downloader like it happened to me, lol.

Reply   |   Comment by Man dRB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#31

One question, why am I getting the "404" page clicking on the link Download now???

Reply   |   Comment by Man dRB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Man dRB, nevermind, I erased the last part after the ".zip" and it worked but the question still remains, why is it not working with the link showing like that? http://files2.giveawayoftheday.com/AntGROUP/AntDownloadManagerPro120-...zip?hash=df0d4b352dec32b6b419b7f0313198ad
What's wrong with the "hash" part?

Reply   |   Comment by Man dRB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Man dRB, that is a different hash than what was generated here...
hash=2c6ab9b55230352ec65f1ba918513cb1

GAOTD have altered the download url coding to require some extra data, os bit width 32 or 64 and a server provided hash that is used to authenticate the next step to generate the files.giveawayoftheday.com based URL... without the hash or with an invalid hash the step returns a 404 error page.

It's a new addition to prevent easy derivation of the download URL without requesting it via email or sharing through facebook.

For now removing the hash on the final URL works but it does not work on the earlier stages of URL generation. I expect it will be properly enforced on the final URL eventually when work is completed.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Man dRB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Does it support download of 4K videos from Youtube?

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Dave, ......4K videos from Youtube? That's a very good question!

Reply   |   Comment by gentil  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dave, any size available for that video

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Ok so far. I have an XP so I don't know how it installs on other systems.
On XP it gave me two options Normal Install(recommended) and Expert {this was ticked} . When I tried to change it to Normal one of my software jumped up and informed me that software I might not want will be installed. When I did Expert it was going to install it to DOWNLOADS folder. I changed that to the normal Programs folder.
Got to go now.

Reply   |   Comment by Dobromilka  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I downloaded and installed this software. It seems like it's a good program, but it seems to not be able to detect and then capture streaming videos. I will continue to work with it as it looks promising, but disappointing so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Barney Rubble  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Barney Rubble, Seems to capture YouTube just fine, but no other streaming sites that I often use.

Reply   |   Comment by Barney Rubble  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Barney Rubble,

Try using (free) "Snap7". It's a little awkward to use but does work fine on any video that is playing on your desktop. It also has a lot of other screen capture features..

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Barney Rubble,
For streaming videos, I recommend a free program called Freemake's Video Downloader.

Reply   |   Comment by Lisa  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I don't like browser add on video downloader apps. I have one in my FF and somehow it shows me what others are downloading and they're usually porn. I don't feel comfortable with that. So i hope this desktop version doesn't have that porn offers.

Reply   |   Comment by hardgirl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#26

12/13 Programs so far from GOTD this fortnight that also doesn't support scaling. Unusable in 3840x2160
It also isn't better than anything offered for Free

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#25

Win 10, Comodo AV.
Uncheky switched installer from Full to Custom mode. Even though I unchecked IE extension installation, it installed it anyway.
Since the readme.txt says "No free upgrades to future versions" it's good to turn updates checking off, MENU -- Config -- Check for updates -- OK.
I've confirmed its extension installation in Firefox, and restarted it, but when I tried to download lubuntu linux ISO it didn't catch, only when i did right click Download with AntDM -- Download link it could get it.
The main window shows Pro Giveaway Version but green PRO -- Buy Pro button is still there.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ew, IT noticeably slowed down my Firefox browser, i closed program and terminated lingering "antMR.exe", i guess MR stands for monitoring, after that my browser responsiveness came back to norm.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#24

I got this (ver 1.2.0) from Ashraf's site within the last 6 weeks.
No problems, and actually like the "Ant" method for playback
rather then going to downloads folder for media.

Reply   |   Comment by MrLasky  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

I had this software before and created so much headache to me. When I updated my browsers it did not attached to them again and when I tried to run it as stand alone application it froze my CPU.
It is very difficult to remove it because most of the software is in 100s of registry's entries. I will never again install it because it becomes a permanent attachment to your computer. A clean install was needed to stop it.

Reply   |   Comment by berrt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#22

An error occured while trying to replace the existing file

DeleteFile failed: code 5Access is denied

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

strange with all the negative comments, I've used the 'Ant' video downloader extension on my Firefox browser
for years and it's by far the best for capturing 'any movie' and downloading it, the others don't compare, not sure
what this 'manager' does but the extension works great

Reply   |   Comment by walt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

walt, Extensions are only for that browser.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

At the end of the install process, you are presented with a window with the title "Ani Download Manager Updater", promoting the new version 1.2.1.
If you click "Update", your free GOTD version 1.2.0 Pro will be replaced by the trial version 1.2.1, which after 30 days will revert to the free (not Pro) version.
Make sure that you check both the "never check for updates" button and the "do not offer to update this version" button, and that you select "Cancel" instead of "Update".
Not realising the consequences, I accepted the update, which forced me to uninstall trial version 1.2.1 and reinstall GOTD version 1.2.0 Pro without the update.
Annoyingly, after you decline to update, you are presented with a message entitled "Information" and the text "Allow to receive updates, you may on 'General' tab of the application configuration" and an "OK" button. To avoid problems, I did not click "OK" (which might mean "I understand" but also "Go ahead and install the update"), but simply clicked away the message.
I was not thrilled by this state of affairs.

William W. Geertsema

Reply   |   Comment by William W. Geertsema  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

William W. Geertsema, most program makers want everyone BUYS their programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Gentil  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This is version 1.2.0. The latest version- 1.2.1, was offered about a month ago also for free in another site. But some had problems to install it - it would install as a trial and not as a Pro limitless. I only found out this today. So had to uninstall the newer and stick to this one.
I have and use DAP 10 - which is latest version also, BUT DAP has HUGE problems with Chrome, so wanted and alternative Chrome downloader, and this is it. I had mixed results between ANT and DAP. Some downloads were faster other did not, but normally, when DAP is faster is quite faster than ANT.
Thanks GAOTD and AntGROUP
mario

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mario, DAP is full with adware/malware and during Setup, you will be forced to change the search provider and the homepage settings. In addition, DAP wants to install several additional tools!!!

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

nibo1978, I have the DAP Premium version for about 6 years now, and this isn't free, so no ads or any thing like that. Except for the problem with Chrome, which appeared maybe a couple years ago, this is a great product and extremely fast. Absolutely no complains. If I have a very large file to download, I save the link to Firefox which works OK with DAP and I'm done!

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Thanks for these comments. You all convinced me not to install this.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Tim,

Too bad.
It's becoming quite rare that people who like a giveaway post something nice over here .
But I for one really like the program.
There's a seamless integration with IE,Firefox and Edge.
And a former giveaway from Ashampoo,Ashampoo Home Designer Pro took me 1 1/2 hours to download using Ant ,when there were other who could hardly download the file within the 24hours giveawayoftheday period.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#17

I think "Internet Download Accelerator" free version is more than enough for download any thing in a very unique manner. Since last two years I am very much satisfied using this software!

Reply   |   Comment by joji  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

nothing comes close to Internet Download manager!!! Best Download manager ever!!! lol its not marketting.. but been using it more than 10 years now and havent seen anything that can utilize your bandwidth to the max as much as IDM does. try it and you'll see what i am talking about :)

Reply   |   Comment by Abhishek  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#15

Downloaded and installed without problem on W10; I downloaded the help of this powerful program files of classical music, the program does it immediately! I am very satisfied! Congratulations Ant Group! Thank You, Giveaway Of The Day!

Reply   |   Comment by Kate  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Is this a 30 day trial? When installed it says Pro Giveaway Version, but when the greem PRO button is clicked it says the trial is 30 days.

Which is it? And where is the tutorial?

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#13

When installed it imediately opened a web page saying it was out of date. If you install the update suggested, it turns into a 30 day trial. Anyway having installed, updated, uninstalled the trial and re-installed the out of date one licenced to GOATD and turned off the look for updates and looked at the program web page where is the help? Or am I supposed to know how download managers work without asking?

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#12

Machine: Windows 10 Pro, Dual quad-core Xeon hex-core, 36Gb RAM, nVidia Gefore GTX 670 graphics.

Unzipped without issue. Ran setup. Program appeared to install and was activated. No extension found on Chrome, nothing in the applications folder.
Ran setup again, went straight to "This program has been activated".
Couldn't find in Programs and Features to uninstall.
Couldn't find installation folder in Programs or Programs(x86)
Downloaded the file from the vendors website and installed.
Installed into Chrome and standalone app but showed as trial.
Ran GAOTD installer again and informed that it was registered but the application I downloaded was still trial.
Rebooted after all of the above steps.
Uninstalled application and rebooted.
Tried to run GAOTD installer again, again it went straight to "This program has been activated"
At this point I am giving up, which is a shame as this looks like a really good giveaway.
It would be helpful to know where the installer installs to so I can remove the program properly and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Dual hex core, no idea where the quad core bit came from.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Chris, To uninstall any program, even those poorly coded without proper uninstall instructions, use Revo uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Luis, Thanks for the suggestion but Revo couldn't find it, neither could AVG Tune Up uninstaller.

I scanned the registry and removed the references left by the website installer but there were none from the GAOTD installation. There are no fileson the C drive either. There's plainly a registry reference somewhere that tells the GAOTD installer that it's already installed but I haven't been able to find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Chris,
In this Win10 Pro 64 it was installed in Program Files x86
and the uninstall:
Program Files (x86)\Ant Download Manager\unins000.exe

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Hi Ootje, thanks for that, it's definitely not there, the installer must be seeing a reference somewhere from the first install I guess I just can't find it. Thanks for letting me know :)

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Chris,
Try a custom install; then you can choose the installation-folder:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AntDownloadManagerPro120_20161205/Setup.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Chris, Did you try Forced Uninstall. If no, then try it. Search the folder where the program is installed and let Revo to do his job.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Ootje, I don't get the option to custom install, the installer starts and then goes straight to "Product activated".

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Luis, as previously mentioned, there is no install folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Chris, I have not installed this application cause I use FreeDownloader, so I don't know where this program is installed. Did you check in User/AppData/Roaming? If not there then try reinstalling it. Also inspect the shortcut or use and advanced search tool like AgentRansack. It must be somewhere otherwise your Windows is messed up.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Luis, it was install in this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ant Download Manager.

@Chris: Try to install the Free Download Manager. If You have problems to install this downlaod manager too, I would think your PC or your filesystem has a defect.

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Chris,
I did found a lot of reg-keys:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AntGROUP]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\SeaMonkey]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AntIE.Download]
@="AntDownload Object"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8AB...E5-74BD-4c73-BB34-445...2AE}]
@="Ant Download Manager BHO"
and more.
more in:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AntDownloadManagerPro120_20161205/RegKeys.txt

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi nibo1978, as mentioned, I tried this already but the GAOTD softwarer wouldn't activate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Ootje, I checked all those, the classes were removed by the main program uninstaller from when I installed it from the software's home page, thanks for checking though.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Chris,
""This program has been activated"" That is something of the GOTD-wrapper.
The program itself did not install at all, I think.
I did install the program several times and the only warning I got was: shut down the program instances and then click OK.
I did download the update and that installed fine. The download-file was gone after the install.
And then I could install the GOTD-version again without any trouble.

Perhaps you should try to install it with administrator rights.
Also clean-up Windows for left overs from the earlier GOTD-programs of yesterday etc.
I use cCleaner for that.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi Ootje, yeah tried all that, still goes straight to activation. Thanks for your suggestions, I'm just going to have to let this one go I think :)

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Chris, If you really want this one, disable your AV for 20 sec. just before you start the Setup.
As soon as you get the install-screen, enable your AV again.
Personally I use DownThemAll in Firefox.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Chris, or try this one:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xdman/?source=directory

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

It says the software:
[Supports network protocols HTTP(S), FTP(S). Media protocols F4M, M3U8, RTMP(x).
Supports proxy HTTP(S), FTP, SOCKS 4,5.]

After you install it, activate and run....then for some reason you uninstall it.
Does it leave your network protocols and Windows Sockets damaged after an uninstall?
i.e. does it cripple your network and internet connection?

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

ric, I have no answer for you, because I do not install software I do not know on my production machine. I test it on virtual machines.
Today I did the following. I installed the giveaway in SandboxIE on a virtual W10 64 Enterprise LTSB. Then I copied the SandboxIE folder to SandboxIE on my W10 64 Home 1511 production desktop. There I tested it by downloading today's zip. The nearly 25 MB took 14 seconds. The giveaway seems a fine product. And $22.50 is reasonable for those that need a downloader.

Because the way SandboxIE works, I know that any changes made in my network protocols and Windows Sockets will be made to copies of the originals. The copies are in SandboxIE. My desktop will use the originals of my network protocols and Windows Sockets (and any other originals) in all other situations. So I am pretty sure my production machine stays clean.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

I have been using the free version of this for the last 3 weeks and love it. When I tried to install today's giveaway, nothing appeared to happen. How can I tell if I now have the full version?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Update. ok, the version I have is still the free version . I can not install this on my windows 10 computer. can anyone help? I really like this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jim, the giveaway shows the text Pro Giveaway version in golden letters at the top.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

krypteller,
Thank you . Got it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jim,
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AntDownloadManagerPro120_20161205/Hoofdscherm.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#9

For those having issues running programs in Windows 10 especially the Anniversary edition you will have to uninstall your AV and use Defender from now on.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Well that's not happening, quite aside from the fact I've paid for my antivirus software Windows defender is ok but hardly top quality. Uninstalling your antivirus so you can download files that may end up infecting your computer is pretty insane.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#8

I have the Chrome extension Flash Video Downloader which works just fine.
So I think I will pass on this offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Paul, omg you could not compare an extension like flash video downloader with a download manager! I think you not know the difference between a video downloader and a download manager!

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

nibo1978: Paul's comment is worthwhile since the current GAOTD mainly touts it video download capabilities. His comment *is* relevant.

Reply   |   Comment by Intersect  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

all you so called reviewers talk about these days is how to install the software. Aren't there any knowledgeable people out there that can actually discuss the software itself. The opinions of Ashraf were invaluable, remember him.

Reply   |   Comment by ceegee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

ceegee,
Ashraf has his own site.

How is anyone supposed to review the software when it won't install properly? That's the first thing I look for: does it install and is it not a time-limited trial? Then I install it on a VM to check it out before considering installing it for use.

Hands-down the only 100% effective uninstaller is Soft Organizer, often found on giveaway sites. Nothing gets by it when you use it properly.

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Rolo,
Thanks for replying. I know installation should be discussed, but I have noticed not many people bother to talk about the software once they have managed to install it. Years ago there would be many tips about getting the best usage out of whatever software was offered and suggesting free alternatives. Far less of that now.
Completely agree about Soft Organizer.....the best.

Reply   |   Comment by ceegee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ceegee, if it's not possible to get the horse out the stable, there's no chance of seeing how it performs over the jumps. A stuck or sticking stable door seems to be a growing problem amongst many who visit here, so it's natural for others to offer help. As to actual reviews, there was a trip down Memory Lane yesterday . . . but there was also a beautifully written, cogent review from GOTD poster Jim Stone.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

MikeR,
Excellent analogy and I get your point. But I am convinced there is less interest in making useful reviews now compared to times past.

Reply   |   Comment by ceegee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Installed without errors - Windows XP SP3

Confirmed Configuration was Integrated with Firefox (where I am running 49.0.2).

Rebooted both desktop and browser twice . . . when initiating download, only Windows Download window open . . . Ant DM Pro 1.2.0 does NOT launch (or open) and therefore does NOT work as described.

Any suggestions from Ant?

AM

Reply   |   Comment by AudioMoto  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

AudioMoto, was firefox open as you have installed the Ant Downloader? You must know all browsers must be closed if you install any download manager.

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

nibo1978,

Firefox was NOT open.

Reply   |   Comment by AM  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Received same message, I had to reboot first with zone alarm disabled.

Reply   |   Comment by Saint  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Sounds like a keeper. It will be handy tool when we have big downloads like the recent housing design app. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Hardgirl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#3

Installs on my windows 10 64 bit without problem but there is an annoying update thing going on.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#2

None of the giveaways can be installed in my computer. It is always state that the setup files are corrupted

Reply   |   Comment by George Lonappan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

George Lonappan, do the following:
a) create a folder/directory on your desktop. Call it givewayoftheday of any other name thet pleases you;
b) instruct your anti-virus to disregard that folder;
c) use 7-zip to extract the zip of the giveaway into that folder;
d) run Setup.exe (or sometimes Activate.exe) from that folder as an Administrator;
e) after you are done with the installation of the giveaway, clean up that folder.

Even better:
install a virtual machine without antivirus protection and create a snapshot in order to get a clean virtual machine back after you are done. You can find a free virtual XP with Microsoft. You can also use a W10 version. I tested today's giveaway on several virtual machines, including a virtual W10 64 Enterprise LTSB.
Or install SandboxIE.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

George Lonappan, Are you running the file from the zipped folder? If so, try extracting or dragging and dropping them to your desktop or a folder and running them. Make sure you have the .exe and .gcd file in the same extracted location. (That solves 90% pf people's issues) Did the giveaways ever work on your PC? It could be an anti-malware or antivirus program.
If this does not help, consider going here for support: https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/
(that is where giveawayoftheday.com directs people for support when they notice questions like your.)

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

George Lonappan, This is how it works for me: The same happened to me, but not any more. First of all download the file. Then, to install it try one of the following 2 alternatives: 1) Deactivate the antivirus soft and try installing. If this didn`t work do number the following will: 2) Start the pc in Safe Mode with internet connection active. Install the software and activate it. It may happen that you receive a message saying that you can`t activate the software in Safe Mode. Ok; then start the pc again in normal mode with your antivirus activated, as you normally do, and register the software. This should word. Regards.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

George Lonappan, I have found that when I have a download manager running all my d/l from here will say they are corrupt.

Reply   |   Comment by John Kennedy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

George Lonappan, restart in SAFE mode with networking to install. Hit F8 repeatedly as you restart or go to msconfig and then boot tab. 2nd method you will need to go back to msconfig to change it back to normal boot.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Tollen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Anyone else get the 'The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program' message from the Giveaway installer? This happens often these days.

Reply   |   Comment by bookman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Hi, bookman. Same corruption messages on the Win 10 Pro 64-bit :( No messages on the Win 10 Pro 32-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Max F. Bilyk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

No problem under Win 7 SP1 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by rol  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

bookman, This is how it works for me: The same happened to me, but not any more. First of all download the file. Then, to install it try one of the following 2 alternatives: 1) Deactivate the antivirus soft and try installing. If this didn`t work do number the following will: 2) Start the pc in Safe Mode with internet connection active. Install the software and activate it. It may happen that you receive a message saying that you can`t activate the software in Safe Mode. Ok; then start the pc again in normal mode with your antivirus activated, as you normally do, and register the software. This should word. Regards.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

bookman,
"'The setup files are corrupted."
Maybe there are some GOTD-files from yesterday and the day's before in the folder %temp%.
Open Explorer and type in %temp% and hit Enter.
There are all files, that were used to start Windows, to unzip files etc.
Empty this folder and download the GOTD-zip and give it another try.
Or use cCleaner to clean Windows. It's easier to use

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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