Configure Bitdefender to work with Internet Download Manager

Bitdefender programs are very protective against any sort of malware threats, once you have it you can say goodbye to all the sleepless nights due to insecurity you have had. However, for the best protection against threats that spread over networks, the wisest choice of Bitdefender products would be the Internet Security edition, or for slightly more protection than it we recommend Bitdefender Total Security. None of these products will really rip your banks off; the cost is at least much lesser than what it would cost to replace an entire computer system or infected network servers.

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Bitdefender Product Pricing

Bitdefender 2016 products are available for quite a reasonable price. The 1 license version of the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security are respectively $39.95, $59.95 and $69.95. All the prices are for a yearly license, renewable each year paying a specific license renewal fee.

The price for 3 PC license products are rearranged as following – $59.95, $79.95 and $89.95 in the previous order of products mentioned. However, this license is also usable for one calendar year and renewable once it expires.

Integrate Internet Download Manager (IDM) with Bitdefender 2016

Usually, upon installation of Internet Download Manager and Bitdefender 2016, the interconnected programs would automatically integrate so virus scanning doesn’t become an issue. However, in programs such as IDM, there might be issues like non-integration of two programs resulting in scanning conflict or non-effective security. Thus, IDM has provided some effective tricks which could exempt Bitdefender from preventing IDM to download a file.

How to Configure Bitdefender for IDM Downloads

Open your Bitdefender security product interface, depending on what edition and version it is. For Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, the program will be a discrete standalone software with a dedicated icon. On suites like Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security, the Antivirus will be there as a separate module. Open Bitdefender, and locate Settings button usually located on the top right corner.

On the next screen that appears, select Firewall. Since IDM is integrated with network connectivity, user needs to allow IDM on Firewall. Open ‘Application Rules’ and find idman.exe inside the programs list. Click on ‘Edit Rule’ and find ‘Permission’ from near the bottom of the dialog box. Check the ‘Allow’ box. In the Firewall window, IDman.exe should now have a green tick mark beside it.

Get the Latest Version of IDM

If IDM still doesn’t work, probably the version is causing a conflict with the version of Bitdefender Internet Security. Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Download Manager. To uninstall the previous version of IDM, open Programs and Features from inside Control Panel, scroll down to Internet Download Manager and click Uninstall.

Later on, use CCleaner to clean off all IDM residues from your system. Then click on the IDM installer you have and finish the installation following the instructions. You might also need to finish some license verification.


Once IDM is integrated and properly configured with Bitdefender Internet Security, the users will not have any trouble downloading files via IDM.

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