What is the Secure Download Manager (SDM) and why do I need it?

The Secure Download Manager (SDM) is a program for downloading files securely from your WebStore. When you download software from a WebStore that uses the SDM, you will be prompted to download and install the SDM to your computer.

The SDM provides a secure, effective and efficient way to download software, especially for files that are too large for some browsers to download.


  • Resumes unfinished or interrupted downloads from the place where they left off
  • Simple installation wizard
  • Multiple files can be downloaded at the same time
  • Lets you decide when to download what
  • Easily handles large files (bigger than 2 GB)
  • Ensures your files are secure by using encrypted data
  • Downloads quickly in just one click

For more details about the SDM, click the Help icon on the Download Instructions page or the Need Help? button in the SDM window.

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