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FlashGet 1.9.1012 under Windows "Longhorn" Server.jpg
FlashGet 1.9.1012 running on Windows Server 2008
Original author(s) 侯延堂 (Canadian Chinese)
Stable release [+/−]
Preview release [+/−]
Operating system Windows
Available in Multilingual
Type Download manager, BitTorrent client
License Proprietary, Freeware

FlashGet (formerly JetCar, from the literal translation of the Chinese phrase 快车) is a freeware download manager for Microsoft Windows. It was originally available in either paid or advert-supported versions, the latter of which included an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object (BHO).



Privacy concerns

Some time ago, FlashGet contained adware and was recognized by several adware cleaners, such as XBlock.[2] But the current XBlock list does not contain FlashGet,[3] and its license states it is freeware and adware free.

There is also some concern about FlashGet downloading every file indicated by its FGUpdate3.ini file that is downloaded from the developer every time FlashGet is started. A malicious FGUpdate3.ini modified for exploit and introduced directly through the developer's server could cause FlashGet to download malware to the computer without alerting the user.[4]

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