FlashGet Users

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by MICRO, Jun 17, 2006.

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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Can any FG users please advise ?

    After installation I deleted the FGIE.DLL file in FG's folder and then ran

    Regseeker to note it showed two Red Invalid ActiveX files in the Registry as

    being associated with FGIE.DLL, so I deleted them and went on about my

    business.

    The following day I ran Regseeker again and both Red Invalid ActiveX files

    had somehow returned, even though the FGIE.DLL file had not reappeared in

    the FG folder.

    Could these FG Invalid ActiveX files (CLSID's) be legit. or is it better to Delete

    Flashget and use another D\Loader ?

    TIA,

    Regards.
     
  2. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

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    I have been using FlashGet for several years and using the purchased current version. I have had no problems with it and it has worked very well. I have the FGIEBar.dll in the FG programs folder. As best I can tell, the dll is not running or in use. This may relate to the option (which I do not use) whereby FG can check for alternate download sites.
     
  3. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Thanks Grove.,

    I'm sure it runs OK but I am more concerned re. what it's other

    capabilities might be, apparently (after reading ACF) Regseeker's pointing to

    FG invalid ActiveX's are in fact Flashget BHO's attached to IE as trackers.

    I shall get rid of it because I just want a legit. D\Loader without the

    hangers on.

    Kind Regards.
     
  4. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

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    You can use HiJackThis or other BHO removers to remove the BHO item.
    I use Firefox for my browser 95% of the time or wherever possible. I like the many features of FlashGet and it is a timesaver. I like being able to set it to download multiple files knowing it will shutdown my dialup modem when downloads are finished, etc.

    I have NOD32, SpySweeper and Trojan Hunter ( & Windows firewall) running all the time and none of these programs have ever complained about FlashGet. Likewise, Norton AV 2003-4-5 never complained while I used those--prior to my switching to NOD32.

    Can you give me a link to what has raised your concerns?
     
  5. PaulBB

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    FlashGet is freeware now. Some anti-virus & spyware removal programs like AVAST, PEST PATROL, SPYWARE DOCTOR may detect false positives in FlashGet. If you are ever in doubt try to run a full system scan with Webroot Spy Sweeper, Spybot-S&D, Lavasoft Ad-Aware or contact your software vendor for advice.

     
  6. TonyKlein

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    I like FlashGet and use it myself as well.

    The BHO is required if you want FlashGet to catch IE 'clicks', allowing it to jump into action when you click a download link.

    If you don't want (although harmless) it you can disable that feature from within FlashGet's options.
    Should you want to do without the BHO altogether, you can simply disable it without the need of third party applications: IE > Tools > Manage Add-Ons.

    FGieBar.dll is used simply to implement the FG toolbar, and poses no security risk either.
     
  7. GroverH

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    Thanks Paul & Tony,
    One of many reasons I like it is because I can use it in Firefox.
    You do need to have the "Download with" extension plus you have to make the extension workable in the latest versions but that's no problem with the Nightly Tester Extension. It simply works and does the job. Large and small downloads work equally well and I'm on 56K dialup.
     
  8. ancutaandrei

    ancutaandrei Registered Member

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    Hi folks

    Isn't flashget working anymore for rapidshare.com ? I only download the "index.html" file... Same settings - same procedure worked for me a few days ago?
     
  9. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    No need for all this. Use FlashGot extension and set it to Flashget as Download manager.
     
  10. aigle

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    Hi Tony, thanks a lot for your kind explanation.
     
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