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Should I remove FlashGet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,111
United States Rank #7,164
Reach 0.1330%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.70 days
374.62 days >
Average installed length: 196.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.7.0.1220 40.92%
3.7.0.1218 14.21%
3.7.0.1203 40.18%
3.7.0.1195 4.70%

FlashGet3.7

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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

Overview

The most common release is 3.7.0.1220, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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 primary executable is named flashget3.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 21.1 MB (22,120,453 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • The wisdom of the 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 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.02.14.01 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 Network\FlashGet 3\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 21.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FlashGet3.7

Program executable:flashget3.exe
Name:FlashGet3
Path:C:\Program Files\flashget network\flashget 3\flashget3.exe
MD5:d87513fd03ad624907dc35caa8b78e30
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • FlashGetBHO3.dll - FlashGet Browser Helper Object
  • FlashGetHook.dll
  • fnsHotfix.dll - Hotfix Dynamic Link Library
  • fginfoproc.exe - FlashGetInfoProcess.exe
  • FlashGetInfoProcess.exe
  • FlashGetAdProcess.exe
  • componentskrnl.dll
  • fnsSoftwareSearch.dll - SoftwareSearch.dll
  • fnsStatistics.dll
  • FGOpenHelpOption.exe - FGOpenHelpOption
  • FlashGetOpenHelp.exe - FlashGetOpenHelp
  • fnsDirectuix.dll
  • fnsScheduler.dll
  • fnsSecurity.dll
  • fnsArchive.dll
  • commonlib.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • fnsSkinX.dll
  • IEHelper.dll - IEHelper
  • FGSoftware.exe - FGSoftware
  • flashget3.7.0.1203en.exe - FlashGet (FlashGet Setup)
  • flashget3.7.0.1218en.exe
  • fnsLanguage.dll
  • fnslanguage_en.dll
  • fnsLanguage_fr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FlashGetBHO3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FlashGetBHO' with the class of {b070d3e3-fec0-47d9-8e8a-99d4eeb3d3b0}.
Scheduled Task
  • Flashget3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC4BB855-6030-4E7A-B0D5-8F9817E51475}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Flashget3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\FlashGet 3\FlashGet3.exe'.
Network connections
  • Flashget3.exe connects to 177.17.23.40.static.host.gvt.net.br (177.17.23.40 port 64424).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

flashget3.exe
Memory:59.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010821285%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00063203%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045010%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:51,785,273
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:797
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.27 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:618.77 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove FlashGet?

Quickly and completely remove FlashGet3.7 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove FlashGet3.7 from your computer.
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 FlashGet3.7, 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 FlashGet3.7 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.23%
Windows 10 29.12%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista 2.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.52%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.68%
Windows 8.1 3.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.03%
  Iran 10.31%
  India 5.30%
  France 4.04%
  Malaysia 3.64%
  Brazil 3.23%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  Poland 2.37%
  Thailand 2.23%
  Germany 2.19%
  Turkey 2.15%
  Indonesia 1.89%
  Italy 1.82%
  Spain 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.35%
Hewlett-Packard 20.42%
Acer 17.71%
ASUS 11.96%
GIGABYTE 10.31%
Lenovo 5.88%
Toshiba 4.76%
Samsung 3.44%
Intel 1.98%
MSI 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.80%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.43%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.58%

About Trend Media Limited

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

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