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    Re: Download Accelerator

    Unfortunately, real spyware and adware sometimes install libraries or controls that are normally used by legitimate software. When that happens, the library/control may wind up getting recognized as spyware even though it is perfectly innocent and was installed on your machine by a non-spyware product. I ran into this with the Redemption.dll library, the EasyMail SMTP library and a couple of Sheridan custom controls used by SpeedFerret. None of them were installed by spyware products, and in fact, the two libraries are licensed by use for own use in our commercial apps. In that event, you scream loud and long at the spyware-killer product support and let the software authors know that all or part of their products are being misidentified as pests.
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    Re: Download Accelerator

    Glad your problem has been resolved. As for PestPatrol, I've heard many favourable comments about this software, and after visitiing their site from time to time, their support and very comprehensive removal instructions for various malware is impressive. Think I may give this one a whirl myself.
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    Re: Download Accelerator

    I use it, along with Ad-Aware and SpyBot, but I've learned the hard way to look carefully at any registry keys and ocx files it identifies as pests.
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    Re: Download Accelerator

    I'm up and running at last using Download Accelerator. I had quite a job to get it going though, finally tracking the issue down to Norton Internet Security. For some reason, although I authorised DE to access the internet, Norton kept falling over. Eventually, I forced a rule into Norton (this took a long time too - for a long while, when I tried to add the rule, Norton fell over in another place) and everything seems to have settled down.
    I've test downloaded Spybot 1.3 again (4.15Mb) and everything worked, so thanks again to loungers for coming up trumps again.
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    Re: Download Accelerator

    If you have a broadband connection a download accelerator is not really needed. I got rid of whatever I was using when I got a cable connection about 4 years ago (can't remember that far back). Not missed it since. And I d/l the network version of all service packs. It may take me a bit longer but less headache than getting yet another piece of software installed, configured, and debugged on my setup.

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    Re: Download Accelerator

    I agree completely with <!post=joeperez,395423>joeperez<!/post>'s advice. If you have a broadband connection, download accelerators are simply not worth the potential and actual (as you have seen) problems they may introduce to your system.
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    Re: Download Accelerator

    Thanks again, guys, but I don't have broadband and won't be getting it until the price reduces by significant amounts.
    We use the net for email and some surfing, and of course, the occasional download.
    There's no justification for the high expense of broadband yet.

    Thanks again, loungers all, for sorting the problem and getting me going. I recommend this site to anyone who has the slightest interest in computing!
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