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Author Topic: Flashget is now freeware  (Read 5554 times)

masu

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Flashget is now freeware
« on: June 07, 2006, 11:11:42 AM »
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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 01:25:21 PM »
Is FlashGet any better than FreeDownloadManager?

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 01:32:10 PM »
On Wikipedia, it lists FlashGet as containing 'Cydoor Pop-up ads' - if this is true, I'm dumping it straight away!  They also say it costs $29.99, so maybe their information is outdated?

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 01:51:18 PM »
I installed it and Spybot find no spyware.
the Download with.. menu is better than in FDM
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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 01:55:34 PM »
thanks for the info. always liked flashget.

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 02:02:29 PM »
I found this second entry on Wikipedia, which reads: 'Note: In version 1.72, the Cydoor ads removed.'

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2006, 01:49:28 AM »
Hmm, I liked Flashget quite a bit a few years ago, if I recall. Stopped using it because of Adware, etc. issues. But free again? I may just have to check it out! Maybe I'll fall in love with it like I did with Opera when it became free. :D

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 02:25:44 AM »
let me know if it's safe to upgrade...I am still running a pre-1.0 version that is so old that it doesn't have ads any more...and it never had the spyware in it.

I have always loved flashget.

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 02:06:04 PM »
the new version definately have no spyware.
its safe to upgrade  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 04:10:55 PM »
No ads either? What's the catch?  8)
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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2006, 08:38:58 AM »
anyone know how to make flashget auto close sooner than the default 15 seconds after it has finished downloading files?

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2006, 05:16:54 PM »
No ads either? What's the catch?  8)

there is none  :-[
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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2006, 05:19:09 PM »
I've been using flashget since yesterday, and i must say i'm pretty happy with it.
No ads, no spyware, etc, only places hooks on web browser, to detect downloads, i think, but i didn't allow them to be placed.
It's quite good, i like the fact that it helps organizing the downloads.

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Re: Flashget is now freeware
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2006, 05:38:35 PM »
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only places hooks on web browser, to detect downloads, i think, but i didn't allow them to be placed.
Yeah, it did that even before it turned shareware/adware/whatever, so the hooks shouldn't be a problem. And it does work fine without them, although you'll miss a few features (that I used so rarely, anyway, that I don't even know what they are :)).
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