Spyware and download managers

ogtripleog

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What is it with spyware and download managers?? I find that most download managers contain spyware/adware.. Download accelrator plus the most used downlaod manager/accelrator is notorious for spyware.. here's something took off the internet : -
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OVERVIEW: How Does This Affect YOU ?

As you will see on the page below, if you use the RealNetworks RealDownload, Netscape/AOL Smart Download, or NetZip Download Demon utilities in their default configuration . . .

EVERY TIME you use one of these utilities to download ANY FILE from ANYWHERE on the Internet, the complete "URL address" of the file, along with a UNIQUE ID TAG that has been @$$igned to YOUR machine, and — in the case of Netscape's SmartDownload only — YOUR computer's individual Internet IP address, is immediately transmitted to the program's publisher.

This allows a database of your entire, personal, file download history to be @$$embled and uniquely @$$ociated with your individual computer . . . for whatever purpose the program's publishers may have today, or tomorrow.

VERY IMPORTANT: When I re-examined my findings in the face of RealNetworks' insistence that I was absolutely wrong about my conclusions, I caught something that I had missed before: My exact personal name and private eMail address was being sent back to RealNetworks whenever I downloaded a file. When I confronted RealNetworks with this, they explained that it was due to the fact that I had purchased a product from them in the past, and the "cookie" my system had received during the purchase was being returned to them.

That certainly makes file downloads seem far less "anonymous" than RealNetworks continues to allege. (Full details are provided below.)
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for more on this go to this website

anyways what i can't understand is why people use these spyware infected softwares.. I have used most of the commonly available software and found that the best software for downloading files - without and ads OR spyware is Leechget..
download a copy from http://www.leechget.net/en/
 

Sushubh

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whoa, i use the personal edition of leechget myself. just because it has bandwidth throttling ;) i downloaded linux at 2KBps while working :lol:
 

ogtripleog

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lol.. i downloaded fedora @ 12 kbps.. but see the point is people don't researcha product before installing it on their harddrive.. i always researcha product on the internet before installing anything and only install something when i'm pretty sure it is free from spyware.. i don't have anything personal to hide.. bur i don't want programs to waste my precious bandwidth and/or memory.. this ensures that my internet bandwidth is optimally used.. the way i want it to
 


ujjwal

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Now, flashget has ads (its not spyware) but these can be remove by spybot S&D ... after this it is absolutely the best dload manager :)But a nice plain dload manager is Star Downloader Free
 

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