downloader : Java Glossary
Originally a downloader was a program that helped you download files. You could get
several downloads going at once. It would start the download even before you had
decided the final destination. It would show you the progress and ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) of each
download. However, they have evolved into malware. PADSites are particularly fond of
them, tacking them onto contributed programs. CNet is a major offender.
- They crash 90% of the time.
- They sneakily install all manner of unrelated junk software you did not
- They slow down and complicate the process of downloading and installing.
It is almost to the point I refuse to touch software if it comes with a