I’m finding it difficult to download any free software due to a message,
“Download Accelerator Plus not loaded.” How do I remedy this problem? I had
downloaded that a long time ago and subsequently deleted the same. Now I don’t
find any traces anywhere. Please help.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #63, I look at ways to get rid of remnants of a download
accelerator that are causing errors.
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Well, clearly, there are some traces still left. So what I’m going to suggest
you do is run Revo Uninstaller. It basically will allow you to do some deeper scans in places that potentially the original uninstall missed. That will hopefully remove all traces of DAP.
The other approach might be to uninstall and reinstall your browser. If it’s
not Internet Explorer (or even if it is Internet Explorer), download
and install a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. Very often, the kind
of integration that’s being affected here is actually integration with the
browser and it’s very possible that getting rid of the browser and then
reinstalling it will reset that to its default state.
Accelerators not necessary
I do have to comment; I am not a fan of download accelerators for many, many
Yes, they can sometimes kind of, sort of make things a little bit faster.
But in the long run, they don’t really add that much value. They do
add more software and more overhead to your system and very often (too often)
download accelerators are really a means for putting more advertising in front
of your face – and that’s just not worth it to me.
A straight download of a file will typically work just fine. So I strongly
recommend avoiding download accelerators in general. You’re not there.
Obviously, you’ve had one installed – that’s great. Let’s use Revo Uninstaller
to see if we can’t clean that up.