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What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,820
United States Rank #12,190
Reach 0.0646%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.51 days
575.65 days >
Average installed length: 302.46 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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What is FlashGet?

FlashGet is a freeware download manager for Microsoft Windows. It was originally available in either paid or ad-supported versions, the latter of which included an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object (BHO). 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.

About  (from Trend Media Limited)

It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique and optimization arithmetic and it can split downloaded files into sections and supports multipoint transfers in parallel. Moreover, the techniques (UDCT, Ultra Disk Cache Tech) can protect your hard disk and make you download more stable. FlashGet sup...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is FlashGet.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 109 files and is usually about 67.34 MB (70,612,109 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FlashGet.
FlashGet3.exe (14f74b19ff101442d4f12355d37fdc25) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Android.Adware.Wapsx

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: http://www.FlashGet.com
URL: www.FlashGet.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FlashGet\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FlashGet\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 67.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FlashGet

Program executable:FlashGet.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\FlashGet\FlashGet.exe
FlashGet is a freeware download manager for Microsoft Windows. It was originally available in either paid or ad-supported versions, the latter of which included an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object (BHO). There is also some concern...
Additional files:
  • componentskrnl.dll
  • fnsStatistics.dll
  • fnsDirectuix.dll
  • fnsScheduler.dll
  • fnsSecurity.dll
  • fnsArchive.dll
  • commonlib.dll
  • fnsSkinX.dll
  • IEHelper.dll - IEHelper
  • (Malware detected) FlashGet3.exe - FlashGet3
  • uninst.exe - FlashGet (FlashGet Setup)
  • fnsLanguage_en.dll
  • Setup.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.5 r502)
  • BugReport.dll - BugReportDLL Dynamic Link Library (BugReportDLL DLL)
  • P2PCore.dll - P2PModule Dynamic Link Library (P2PModule DLL)
  • gt.exe (by Google) - Google Toolbar Installer
  • storage.dll (by FLASHGET) - flashget Storage (Storage)
  • fgiebar.dll (by Amaze Soft) - fgiebar Module (FlashGet IE Bar)
  • jccatch.dll (by www.flashget.com) - JCCATCH Module (Flashget CatchUrl Module)
  • FGEMCORE.dll
  • BugReport.exe - BugReport
  • flashget.exe (by FlashGet.com)
  • FGBTCORE.dll
  • gtapi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • jccatch.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FGCatchUrl' with the class of {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} (flashget urlcatch).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • flashget.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • fgiebar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'FlashGet Bar' with the class of {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FlashGet3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9F22B61-49D6-4F49-8529-07849D70095E}' (runs on registration).
  • flashget.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AFAEAFCF-DBA8-4E97-A7E3-B2AB3CBA6111}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FlashGet3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FlashGet 3' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FlashGet Network\FlashGet 3\FlashGet3.exe" -minimize.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • flashget.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Flashget' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FlashGet\FlashGet.exe" /min.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FlashGet3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Download manager\FlashGet 3\FlashGet3.exe'.
  • flashget.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FlashGet\flashget.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001729710%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002160%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015137%
0.015104% average

How do I remove FlashGet?

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Or, you can uninstall FlashGet from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FlashGet, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove FlashGet.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FlashGet you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.99%
Windows 10 18.12%
Windows XP 14.60%
Windows Vista 5.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.54%
Windows 7 Professional 12.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.63%
  Germany 9.59%
  Iran 6.29%
  Japan 4.52%
  Turkey 3.99%
  India 3.14%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  France 2.68%
  Israel 2.53%
  Italy 2.45%
  Canada 2.07%
  Australia 2.07%
  Thailand 1.92%
  Spain 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.09%
Hewlett-Packard 18.10%
Acer 12.41%
ASUS 11.24%
Lenovo 5.40%
Samsung 4.23%
Intel 4.09%
Toshiba 4.09%
American Megatrends 2.34%
MSI 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
MSI MS-7592 3.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.64%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.64%

About Trend Media Limited

Trend Media Corporation Limited developes the FlashGet Download Manager.
Publisher URL: www.flashget.com

comments1 comment

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rcgcover a year ago
Before some issues with flashget recently id been using this program for years as it would download files faster and more efficiently and provide me with a download manager. Not used so much now as the built in download manager in firefox is sufficient.