Can’t Update Internet Download Manager.

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I used a registered version of Internet Download Manager (IDM) to manage my downloads. But recently I have a problem with its update. When I want to update it shows a message that contains the following error. What can I do?

Internet Download Manager

No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

Probably the service is inactive on the server or you have a firewall installed that blocks Internet Download Manager.

If you have a firewall, please ensure that its settings allow IDM downloading from the Internet.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #82120

Can’t Update Internet Download Manager.


You cannot update the internet download manager because of two reason. 1) the server which provide the updates is too busy 2) the second reason is that your connection can't be established with the update server. For both reason you have to wait and try again and again.

In your case it is because of the connection is not established with the server you have to try again and again because the server which have a limit of client to handle when it reach to its limit then it drops all the request it get but trying again and again you will win chance to establish connecting with the server hope this will help you. Thanks.

Answered By 587970 points N/A #315372

Can’t Update Internet Download Manager.


That error obviously indicates you are updating the program from within the application by clicking the “Update” button. You will receive that error when you are using a firewall and the program is blocked from making outside connection. If you want to update the program automatically by simply clicking on the “Update” button on the program, try disabling your internet security or firewall temporarily.

This will allow the program to access its server and query for a new version. Another way is to download the latest version manually from its website. To update it manually, open your web browser and go to Internet Download Manager. Download the latest version and install it to update the existing version on your computer. This should fix the problem.

The latest version at the moment supports Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. For users with Windows 98 or Windows Millennium, you need to download this latest compatible version: Internet Download Manager.

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