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  • 4.0 stars

    "GetGo helped me with my downloads"

    October 2, 2012  |   By orangecrate01

    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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