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NetAnts

NetAnts

NetAnts is a closed source software download manager.

Features and Problems

Features and problems with NetAnts v1.25

Common features

  • Download resuming
  • Download splitting/accelerating (download many portions at once to speed up downloading (all from the same server)
  • Scheduling
  • Automatic Dailing

Less Common features

  • Follows Some redirects
  • Allows Spoofing the user Agent
  • Bandwidth limiting
  • Has an API

Unique Features

  • Ability to fix corrupt ZIP archives

Netants included a CRC check for Zip archives, if it fails after download, the program redownloads the broken parts of the file.

Annoyances

  • Does not natively work with Mozilla Firefox. (The Firefox extension, FlashGot enables Firefox integration.)
  • It will not download from servers that won't tell the size of the file (See the FAQ on the netants page relating to "The actual size of downloading file is unknown").
  • NetAnts Hasn't been updated in years.
  • Includes Spyware (http://cexx.org/dummies.htm has help for that).
  • Downloading using mirrors is not supported.
  • Windows Vista not supported

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