Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Disable Internet Download Manager Automatic Update Check

Internet Download Manager, shortly known as IDM is probably the most popular among paid download manager tools available today for Windows. Along with accelerated downloader, IDM features tight browser integration which lets you directly download videos from web besides normal files. IDM works much more conveniently than other download manager programs.
IDM also frequently checks for new version and notifies you with a dialog promptly. The dialog has the title “New version of Internet Download Manager is available” with latest version information in the field. This is really A cool feature which lets you know that an update of this tool is available. Thus you don’t have to tension about not having the latest version.

However, in case you want to stop IDM from checking for update, download and run the REG file, or proceed to the following guide.

How to Turn off IDM Automatic Update Check

Press Win+R on you keyboard to launch Run. Type regedit and hit OK. It will run Registry Editor.

In Registry Editor, proceed as following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > DownloadManager:

Double click on the name LstCheck (it can be LastCheck for older IDM versions).

Change the value to a much future date as I did:

  1. Hit OK and close Registry editor.
  2. Restart your PC is completely.