Thursday, December 3, 2009

Orbit Downloader hijacks 404 error pages

Orbit Downloader is a free download manager for Windows operating system without ads. Besides, it can also be used to download video/music/streaming media from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, and Rapidshare.

However, in spite of being an ads free download manager, by default it will hijack all 404 error pages in your browser, by redirecting the pages to search page.

Maybe it is a good feature that you might like, but it is not for me.

Fortunately, Orbit Downloader allow you to disable this feature, as depicted in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Disable Orbit Downloader 404 pages hijack

To disable this feature,
  1. Open Orbit Downloader windows, from the Start Menu, or by double clicking its icon in the system tray.
  2. Click on Tools > Preferences > Monitoring.
  3. Untick "Let Orbit suggestions on browser navigation error".
  4. Click OK.
  5. Restart your browser.

1 comment :