Ashampoo is a great company; they make great software and also they offer great promos for us to get their quality software for free. You’ve probably already gotten used to these promos, e.g. the WinOptimizer 5 , Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 , PhotoCommander 6 , etc.
The topic of this post is another Ashampoo freebie: Internet Accelerator 2. The purpose of Internet Accelerator 2 is to help you load web pages quicker by optimizing your connection; and the great thing is it actually works! For example, GOTD loaded quicker by approx. 1.5 seconds after I optimized my internet connection (using IE7). Although some of you might not get the same result (results will vary depending on the website you visit, your internet connection type, and the geographical difference between your computer and the server which hosts the website you visit), Internet Accelerator is really worth a try, especially as it’s now free. Here is a more detailed description from the developer on the features of this software:
A slow internet connection costs time and gets on your nerves. For this reason, taking the time to optimise the settings is almost considered a must – particularly since an optimisation in terms of speed doesn’t come with any additional cost, neither for a hardware extension nor for the software, as the Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 can be used completely free of charge.
The program allows a fully automatic setting of the most important parameters. To achieve this, communicating the method used for internet access to the Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 on the part of the user is sufficient:
- Analogue modem
- DSL via LAN cable or cable modem
- DSL via wireless LAN
- Other LAN connections (no DSL)
This system means that the program gets the very last drop of performance out of the internet connection. When using a modem and an ISDL connection, the improvements in performance are particularly noticeable – a reason for celebration. With a DSL connection, the tuning result isn’t quite as impressive, as there are fewer things which need adjusting in order to provide an optimisation. Nonetheless, it is still the case here that every percentage of extra performance means better internet surfing.
So, how do you get this great program for free?
Visit the promotion page  [click here ] and fill in your email address. Ashampoo spams with their “service letters”, so feel free to use a temp email address from Mailinator , 10MinuteMail , or Trashmail . After you enter your e-mail, click “Send” and check your e-mail inbox. If you are a new Ashampoo customer, you will first need to “verify” your account; look for an e-mail from from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com” with the subject of “Registration (Step 1) …”. There will be a link in the e-mail for you to visit and verify your account:
Follow the link in this email and verify your account. After you have verified your account, or if you are not a new Ashampoo customer, check your inbox. You should have an e-mail from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com>” with a subject of “Your registration – Ashampoo® Internet Accelerator 2 (English)”. In this e-mail you will find your registration code. It should look like this:
Copy the registration code or save it in a secure place. Now go to download Internet Accelerator 2 from HERE  and install it with your reg key. Enjoy!
[This post has been contributed to dotTech [.org] by Adrian , aka freewareelite, with minor edits from Ashraf . In addition to contributions to dotTech [.org], Adrian blogs at his own blog Freeware Elite . Be sure to drop by and say hi!]