is it safe to use free flashget ? my friend say his email now is full of spam now

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  1. 1+1=3

    1+1=3 Guest

    is it safe to use free flashget ?
    my friend say his hotmail email now is full of spam after using free flashget
    why ?
    dose flashget have dangeros spyware?
     
  2. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    FlashGet is full of spyware in both the free and paid versions. The only difference in the paid version is the spyware isn`t activated. In the free version you get what your friend got.
     
  3. 1+1=3

    1+1=3 Guest

    is the spyware which is use by Flashget very bad?

    what they can do ?
     
  4. FastGame

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    if you follow this on a clean install..flashget is spyware free...

    Code:
    Disconnect from the internet now and do NOT reconnect until you have finished these steps
    Install FlashGet
    Select other install options as required and wait for it to finish
    After install, close your browser
    enter your  serial
    Now close FlashGet if it is running (make sure it fully exits)
    Open the directory where you installed FlashGet, and Delete the ads folder. (if present)
    Navigate to the this registry key (if present)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JetCar\JetCar\ads
    and delete the whole key and any sub keys, if you are not sure about this, either make a backup of the registry first or export the Key to a Reg File that you can restore later if you wish
    You may now reconnect to the internet
    Open FlashGet and set the options as you require
    
    You should now have a clean install of FlashGet with no ads folder containing Adware, or any registry entries containing urls or spyware related links :)
    However, if FlashGet is ever allowed to return to "Free" mode and connect to the internet, it WILL put both of these back
     
  6. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Why should this even be necesary? Install http://www.leechget.net/en/ and you won't have do that, and it's very good btw. ;) :)
     
  7. Paul2

    Paul2 Guest

    LeechGet is excellent but is not free :

    You may use LeechGet free of charge for private use only (LeechGet Personal Edition). However, the Personal Edition comes without support and updates and you can only download one file simultaneously.


    Only one file ? Its ridiculos , even the Firefox browser can download more then one file and is a browser not a download manager .
     
  8. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    Freedownloadmanager has exactly the same interface as Flashget however it has more options. It is also free and spyware free. And can be used alongside firefox using the excellent Flashgot.

    I highly recommend it as an alternitive to flashget.
     
  9. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

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    Use Wellget
     
  10. 1+1=3

    1+1=3 Guest

    Freedownloadmanager really good :)

    i will try also leechget
     
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