[Solved] Free Download Manager - No longer detected (new Vendor)
OLLI_S Community Moderator last edited by OLLI_S
Free Download Manager is no longer detected because the vendor changed:
File name and path: C:\Program Files\Softdeluxe\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe Product Name: Free Download Manager Internal Name: Original Filename: fdm.exe File Description: Free Download Manager Company: Softdeluxe Legal Copyright: (c) 2003 - 2020 Legal Trademarks: Comments: File Version String: 188.8.131.5216 File Version: 184.108.40.20616 Product Version String: 220.127.116.1116 Product Version: 18.104.22.16816
@Tom I totally agree with you (especially because users already are used to "FreeDownloadManager.ORG")
The reason why I started this topic is: FDM was not detected after the update with the new vendor.
Currently it is OK how it is detected:
So I mark this issue as solved.
@OLLI_S Happy to hear you knew I would ask.
I see no reason to change it, when the website still publishes other information.
I knew that you will ask this (because I also did not find anything on the website).
So I created a support ticked 2 days ago and today I received this reply:
Hello, Thank you for your concern. The company "Softdeluxe" is the mother company of "FreeDownloadManager.ORG". The new version was decided upon to have these credentials. Thank you for bringing up your concern. Your FDM Support Center Team, Regards, Support Department
You also find an answer at the official FDM forums:
@OLLI_S Did you find any official references stating that the vendor has changed?
I can see the file, but on the website there is no references to any legal / ownership changes.
It is detected, but the vendor is still the old one: