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I've located one called GetRight that sounds like it has a good feature-set (will resume interrupted downloads; auto-disconnect after download; etc), but it gets very mixed reviews on some of the shareware sites... and it sounds like these utilities can mess up your system if they don't work right.
Any recommendations? It doesn't have to be freeware, but it does have to work... particularly with interrupted downloads. I don't want to go through a 20-meg download and then do an install and discover I've installed a corrupted file.
I use Leech FTP for a download manager. It does require right clicking a link and copying the link to the clipboard for it to capture, but it works great. It's free and the best ftp client I have found yet.
Grab a copy quick, as Leech is in the process of being upgraded to a commercial product called BitBeamer.
DAP is pretty cool too as if a file isnt resumable it can offer to download it as resumable.
OK I Probbably sound really naive here but what exactly does spyware do? and why is it so bad that they know what files you download? All they get is filenames right? and prolly millions of them at that.
It is a SpyWare, but you can "clean" it (and other Spyware programs) using ADaware 4.6, that you can download from:
You will be surprised on how many SpyWares could be installed in your computer...
CuteFTP is a SpyWare too, but after cleaning it it doesn't work any more.
Comments I've seen about GetRight suggest that they've dropped the spyware feature, but I'm not sure. Knighty's response is in line with those who like it.
Some people, though, report grief with their registry, etc, when trying to get rid of the spyware. Beyond that, posted reports on the shareware sites are abt 50-50 as to whether the program works at all.
Brett - re Leech FTP, thanks for the alert. It does look like a great FTP program, and they are soon to release a not-free product which will replace it. I can't for the life of me, though, figure out how to use it to download files from a webpage.
>>It does require right clicking a link and copying the link to the clipboard for it to capture, but it works great.<<
I'm sure there's something really basic here I don't know, but many links to files on webpages (not FTP sites) don't have the pathnames, so I'm not clear what I'm copying. Absolutely haven't a clue, and the documentation is kind of sketchy. Help....
Again, what I want is something that will download from the web, allow resume if something gets messed up, and will disconnect when the download is finished.