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GetGo Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 106 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.2.1450
  • Total Downloads:
    2,372,795
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,913
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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For users who download a great deal of content, there are always headaches in the process. No matter how fast your computer runs, downloading seems to slow down and complicate matters. GetGo Download Manager proved to be worthy of the task of taming the download process.

This freeware program will not be immediately noticed, as it comes as a command button on your Internet browser. But even then, this program doesn't come alive until users attempt to download music, movies, pictures, or other forms of media. A box will open asking if the user wants to use GetGo to download. From there, they are sent to a screen that shows what you are downloading, how large it is, where it comes from and how long it will take. At the bottom of the screen is a monitor of how much bandwidth this is taking. To the left is a navigation screen to look at all downloads past, present, and on hold. We appreciated the range of options for managing downloads, including picking the download folder, sorting videos into categories, and renaming files.

We were very impressed with the performance GetGo provided, as it lived up to its billing and downloaded media at a much quicker rate than expected. The program is organized in a very intuitive way and does a nice job of sorting out jobs. We highly recommend this program for any user who frequently downloads flash video files.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
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    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 35
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4 stars

"GetGo helped me with my downloads"

October 02, 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.2.1450
Version 4.8.2.1450 is released with updated GetGo Firefox integration compatible with Firefox 13.
General
Publisher GetGo Software
Publisher web site http://www.getgosoft.com/
Release Date July 11, 2012
Date Added July 12, 2012
Version 4.8.2.1450
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.69MB
File Name GetGoDMSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,372,795
Downloads Last Week 1,913
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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