DownThemAll! 2.0.4 was released. It is a maintenance release.
The file is digitally signed by Nils Maier and has a SHA-1 hash of
DownThemAll! 2.0.5 is compatible with
There were multiple reports that using DownThemAll! causes a high memory consumption in Windows 7. This is caused by a bug in the Windows 7 Filtering Platform (WFP), which some software, especially Anti-Virus tools, uses to filter incoming traffic (for malicious content).
DownThemAll! isn’t actually buggy in this regard, nor does it explicitly trigger this bug. However since DownThemAll! is often used to download large files using multiple connections this windows bug becomes more visible.
Microsoft released a hotfix for this, which we recommend you install if you’re affected by this:
Knowledge Base article with download link.
The bugfix hence is supposed to fix any high memory consumption you may also be experiencing with other download managers or internet tools.
We are not sure if this hotfix is also provided via the Windows Update service.
Thanks to one of our users for pointing this out.
Furthermore there are several (old versions of) other add-ons which cause a high memory consumption, most notably old versions of Firebug and similar addons that store information about http requests (and most downloads are just that) and several Anti-Virus add-ons automatically installed into your browser when you install the Anti-Virus/Firewall software itself. It is recommended to update these addons to their latest version and/or disable/remove them if nothing else helps.
…for trying this new maintenance release.
Your DownThemAll! developers