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WinWSD WebSite Downloader

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A rare find in this genre, WinWSD WebSite Downloader is a freebie that is a snap to use and does what it promises.

The interface is plain, but logically constructed with pull-down menus. Unlike so many other Web site downloaders, this one makes it easy to set up your downloads. You can go with the five default options to download the whole site, skip the multimedia files, grab only photos or only the multimedia files, or download only executables. Those basic scenarios will handle the vast majority of your download needs; while additional tweaks make it easy to specify files to download. Additional options let you set a download to shut down the program or your system after completion. Viewing a completed download is easy inside the program or through your favorite browser. This program doesn't change all internal links to their download location, though it does adjust some. Some of the Help file (and the occasional option) appears in Hungarian.

Those who download whole Web sites or select file types will find this freeware easy to learn and operate, and flexible enough to handle most needs.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.1 stars

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 16
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 16
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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

    November 9, 2013  |   By tryitouts

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    Not a one!

    Cons

    This program installs then doesn't run correctly. On top of it, it adds MORE programs you didn't want, never asking if you want to install them or not. Avoid it!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Faster than HTTrack"

    October 22, 2013  |   By petersykes58

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    Fast downloads and it's free.

    Cons

    Interface take a while to work out.

    Summary

    This program is like Concord vs the Wright Brothers when it comes to speed compared to its main competitor, HTTrack. Once you get the hang of things it does its job very well. My only real complaint is number of messages it sends telling you what it is doing. It's a minor complaint, however, and I'll take this over HTTrack any day.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well (windows7)"

    October 12, 2013  |   By ChazzPink

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    I've just downloaded a 3000 page site with 12,000 images and a few videos, totalling just under 1 gig. It's done the job well.

    Cons

    None found so far.

    Summary

    I'm using Win7. I made sure the file I downloaded was the correct size (2.9mb). I found nothing dodgy had been installed and it had automatically installed into the x86 compatible program drawer. I reckon some of the previous comments must either be professionals putting down free products or people mixing up their download files.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Incomprehensible user interface"

    September 10, 2013  |   By mark4asp

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    I can't see any pros at all

    Cons

    I could not get it to download a website.

    Summary

    In theory the UI for this program should be simple: One should only need to enter a URL and a folder to download it to. Then click a Go button. In practice this program has the most oblique UI I've ever seen for such a simple product. Astounding incompetence.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Clean but not much nice"

    June 12, 2013  |   By vesstovessto

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    Clean (tested in VirusTotal and Symantec).

    Cons

    Not nice interface.

    Summary

    Average program. No viruses. Not great.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "PDF CREATOR Jammed with spyware"

    March 26, 2013  |   By Chris_C_K

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    print to a pdf

    Cons

    It will Hijack your computer, load MixiDJ crap all through your programs files and registry. Avoid at all costs. The fact that this is allowed is terrible. Sourceforge should be more responsible and BLOCK any more access to this terrible download.

    Summary

    SourceForge now disseminates malware via programs like PDF Creator which is jammed packed with malware like MixiDJ. Avoid at all costs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Definitly a virus!!"

    March 9, 2013  |   By bobwonch

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    When I used this program in the past it worked excellent.

    Cons

    now I cannot remove it from my computer and I keep getting the win_x64 box stating the directory does not exist do you want to create one? OK Cancel
    no matter which button i choose it is in an infinite loop???

    Summary

    ************************************************** WARNING DO NOT DOWNLOAD *
    * This file has corrupted my registry with an *
    * infinite loop and cannot be uninstalled *
    * by normal methods. Further research is now *
    * underway. If you have found a solution to *
    * this VIRUS please post on this page details *
    *************************************************

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs spyware"

    February 3, 2013  |   By bstraughan

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    May work if you give it all the permissions it requires.

    Cons

    Loads spyware via bundled download. Changes your homepage. Switches your default web search to Conduit through a sketchy add-on called "mixi-dj". Takes a good while to remove it all. See http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-mixi-dj-toolbar for instructions.

    Summary

    Installs spyware, hijacks homepage and search engine. Avoid.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Avoid unless you want them to hack your details"

    January 20, 2013  |   By pissedoffatwsd

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    None! what a piece of ****.

    Cons

    For starters it didn't work, so I removed it, but get this the ***** used the login details I'd entered (for the site that didn't download) and logged into the site! As the site doesn't allow multiple logins, they've pissed me off no end. Password will be changed when possible.

    Summary

    Don't trust these bastards and avoid this piece of spyware.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Didn't work, installed crapware I opted not to install"

    January 16, 2013  |   By sdfassdfasf

    Version: WinWSD WebSite Downloader 1.1

    Pros

    None, it didn't work.

    Cons

    On my Windows 7, 64 bit, could not create a new project. It produced a dialog box that just regenerates itself when you hit OK. I had to reboot to get rid of it. Windows task manager could not get rid of it. It installed it's "Iminent" toolbar even though I had unchecked that option. Installed something called InfoAtoms which can't be uninstalled by the usual method in Windows.

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