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NewsShark for Windows

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Key Details of NewsShark

  • Download binary files from Usenet.
  • Last updated on September 2, 2015
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
In the realm of reliable newsreaders, NewsShark is a top contender. It specializes in downloading large files from Usenet, preventing partial or failed downloads with a multipart Resume feature. The partial file preview features downloads, decodes, and plays the first segment of an MP3 or MPEG, giving you the chance to decide if you want to download the full file. The program supports all popular encoding formats and has sufficient speed to meet the needs of most computer users. You shouldn't have any problem negotiating the user screens with its modern-looking interface. The trial download is reasonably small but only offers limited functionality.

What's new in version 2.0

  • Now includes yEnc support

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    Full Specifications

    October 15, 2002
    Latest update
    September 2, 2015
    Operating System
    Windows ME, Windows 95, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Total Downloads
    Downloads Last Week

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    Developer's Description

    Download binary files from Usenet.
    NewsShark is designed to get large files in formats such as MP3, RAR, and ZIP from Usenet. Mission-specific features include a partial file preview that will download, decode, and play the first segment of an MP3 or MPEG with just a double-click, and Emergency Restart, which automatically resumes interrupted downloads without starting over.