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GetGo Download Manager

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Never got to use it..."

    March 3, 2013  |   By NoeticOne

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

    Pros

    It installed without much fuss.

    Cons

    It completely disabled my MSIE (current version). It allowed Firefox to come up, but I could not get the program to actually DO anything.

    Summary

    I don't know if it is because of my system's special configuration or whether it was not the program's newest version (and not ready for MSIE), but until I am able to actually "test drive" it, I can't really say it is of any use or not.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Never does the download!"

    January 25, 2013  |   By barts185-2

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

    Pros

    None. Okay, if I have to say something - it was easy to download.

    Cons

    Doesn't work at all! Wants to install other things, and change my settings for search engines.

    Summary

    I feel like I must be doing something wrong, but I've read the help pages, the Status keeps telling me the video is downloaded, ONLY IT ISN'T!!! It constantly changes the download directory, and even the file name anytime I do anything. I hope it uninstalls easily.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashed on first time use"

    December 20, 2012  |   By PureCommess

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

    Pros

    None - Didn't really get a chance to use it

    Cons

    Didn't work - crashed

    Summary

    The very first download I tried with this caused the program to crash shortly after the download started. Repeating it caused it to crash again. I uninstalled it shortly after.

    I used GetRight for years and never had that happen.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best downloader I have used"

    October 24, 2012  |   By bbille

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

    Pros

    Easy to set up and to operate.

    Cons

    I miss an extension for Google Crome.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "GetGo helped me with my downloads"

    October 2, 2012  |   By orangecrate01

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

    Pros

    -Interface is easy to understand
    -If you elect default setup it automatically starts when you select Download. You are given an option to use GetGo or to use the browser's downloader. (Setup options allow changes to this.)
    -It noticably improved my download speed.
    -It did what it said it would do.

    Cons

    -The installation does try to install Ask Toolbar but you can deselect it and decline it. Due dillagence prevents it from loading.
    -It does add a GetGo toolbar to the browser (I use IE8) that I didn't find useful so I deselected it from my browser options under view. The little icon in the command bar remains and it is still active in the background. That's enough for me.

    Summary

    I have a fairly slow DSL connection and servers often shut me down during extended downloads. I chose GetGo because it offered a feature to resume the download after an interuption. However, to my surprise, it made the download go faster and I didn't loose the server. I am looking forward to using it more.

    I haven't seen any evidence of a trojan and it didn't hijack my homepage. However, I did read the screens during installation and you do need to decline the Ask.com toolbar & homepage. I went so far as to deselect the Ask.com check boxes and then declined the offer as well. GetGo did add a toolbar to my IE8 that may help someone who uses the offered features. (I don't so I hid it.) However, the View options of IE8 allow you to deselect that as well while leaving the rest of GetGo active.

    If you use it in conjuction with Sandboxie, you will need to verify that the file is saved where you want it. So far, I like it a lot.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "suspicious file in set up."

    September 17, 2012  |   By bod62uk

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

    Pros

    Free manager

    Cons

    virustotal.com/file/0fe41eca477f04aab759b789bac7eb7e61ae107c217530e2084556215524346a/analysis/

    Summary

    trojan in set up

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WASTE OF TIME"

    August 21, 2012  |   By kidsonic

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

    Pros

    None at all.

    Cons

    DOESN'T download Daily Motion. Installs toolbars without permission and changes your home page without permission.

    Summary

    DO NOT USE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "1 Star for installing ask.com toolbar W/O permission."

    May 9, 2012  |   By Jorgisimo

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1346

    Pros

    None that are worth it installing something when I expressly told it not to.

    Cons

    When you install the program it will seem to stall but it is not really stalled. What it is doing is waiting for you to click next again so you will skip over the ask.com toolbar permission screen (This happened several times). Even though I clicked the back button and told it NOT to install the ask.com toolbar it installed it anyway along with the updater for the toolbar. DO NOT INSTALL THIS PIECE OF CRAP. Used to be CNET would not allow this sort of stuff.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One thing wrong but it's nothing I can't do without."

    April 23, 2012  |   By vibimmix

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1346

    Pros

    It's fast, reliable, will download many apps at a time and it's free. All the others I have tried suck next to this one.

    Cons

    The floating downloader icon keeps going AWOL.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waste of my afternoon!"

    January 29, 2012  |   By GiGiClark

    Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1233

    Pros

    None for me

    Cons

    Unable to unzip music into windows after trying every which way! I wish I had read other readers reviews first. Fail to see why it has 5 starts from cnet.

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