Download management software for Windows 2000 that increases download speed and allows multiple simultaneous downloads

  • Vote:
    6.7 (928)
  • Category:

    Download Managers

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  • Works under:

    Windows 2000 / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 95 / Windows ME / Windows 7 / Windows 98 SE / Windows NT / Windows 98 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

FlashGet is a download manager designed to optimize your downloads for faster speeds, while utilizing as little of your system's resources as possible. In addition to enhancing your download speeds, FlashGet also helps you sort your downloads into categories and it works with your antivirus software to examine the data your download.

FlashGets' Features

FlashGet employs multi-server hypertreading, which fetches download data from parallel sources. Instead of downloading your data piece by piece, it downloads multiple pieces at the same time to minimize the time it takes to assemble your downloaded files.

FlashGet is compatible with HTTP, BitTorrent, FTP and eMule downloads. The program looks for data to download and will begin the download process as soon as you grant it your approval. FlashGet will automatically seek parallel data from alternative servers.

Downloading data in bulk can result in crowded directories populated with various file types. FlashGet's download management features can automatically sort your files into the appropriate directories. The program also supports file tagging to help improve the organization of your downloaded data.

FlashGet has received various criticisms in the past for vulnerabilities in its source code, which has reportedly allowed viruses to infiltrate users' computers. In an effort to enhance FlashGet's security, its developers have added antivirus support to the program. FlashGet works in conjunction with your antivirus software and can be set to scan your downloaded data each time it completes a download.

The Verdict

FlashGet helps you manage your download and is especially useful if you download a lot of data. Its file management capabilities help to automate the organizational part of download files in bulk. The download manager's optimization features enhances download speeds, but users shouldn't be surprised if speeds show little or no improvement when using FlashGet. Not all downloads are available on multiple servers.


  • Can download data in parallel
  • Features antivirus support
  • Download management features


  • Lingering concerns over security exploits

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