9. Limewire (6.5 millions downloads)
The popular P2P software was nice to be banned distribution of American justice , it is nevertheless a must for the exchange of files. It is the only P2P program to remain in the top 10 this year, eMule has been ejected at the 13 th place. Note however that since the court decision that prohibited the marketing of the company distributing it, LimeWire has returned a version “pirate” lighter.
8. Flash Player (6.7 million downloads)
The year 2010 was rich Flash and this translates into a serious rise in the rankings. It must be said that the version 10.1 of the famous plug-in and support of hardware acceleration in particular have a better support for video decoding. One thing is certain, Flash, who was often in the headlines this year (bickering with Apple, which the arrival of HTML5 threat, launching Android …) is still essential for PC users.
7. Avira AntiVir Personal Edition (5.1 million downloads)
It climbs, it climbs … Antivirus Avira Avast great competitor, gaining four places in the rankings this year. It must be said that the tool is attractive and enjoys an excellent reputation for the eradication of malware. Inevitably less than full pay as a result, it can however quickly to protect your PC against Internet threats.
6. Internet Download Manager (5.3 million downloads)
This download manager retains its 9 th place in the top he had gained by surprise last year. Supposed to boost the speed of downloading files, it works like any good program of this type, with all browsers and can resume interrupted downloads. Note that the software is partly paid for … An alternative: jDownloader. This program, while Java is primarily intended to help you when downloading on file-hosting sites (Rapidshare, Megaupload etc..).
5. Real Player SP (6.8 million downloads)
That’s the least surprising to find Real Player if right place. It must be said that we are far, with the SP version, software streaming video essential in an era not so long ago on the Web. Among the interesting features of this version include such an integrated browser that allows you to easily download the videos available in streaming on many sites.
4. Windows Live Messenger 2011 (10.1 million downloads)
Is this a sign? Messenger, on the podium the last two years, losing a spot in the rankings compared to last year, when he was squarely in mind two years ago. The chat software from Microsoft, so popular in France, he would lose ground to the messaging … Facebook? Possible. Still, this 2011 version, very (too?) Full integration just the cat Facebook and teams up quite well also with LinkedIn and Twitter.
3. VLC Media Player (11.6 million downloads)
Must the reader’s favorite internet videos is on the podium once again. The program, free and as free as of French origin – this point is – has managed to conquer the world by its ability to decode without regard any type of video file, without requiring any codec. Indispensable!
2. Free Avast AntiVirus (22.6 million downloads)
It resists! Despite the popularity of Windows Security Essentials, the home of Microsoft antivirus, Avast truste once again the top of our rankings. The success of this program can therefore be denied. It must be said that Avast has paid a makeover earlier this year with its latest version 5, which has seen particular interface revisited.
1. Adobe Reader (10.1 million downloads)
In the top right of incorrigible telecharger.com, Adobe Reader is maintained with over ten million downloads, neck and neck with Windows Live Messenger. The PDF reader from Adobe official leaves competitors far behind, however interesting, like Foxit Reader .