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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,288
United States Rank #10,225
Reach 0.0404%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.31 days
510.62 days >
Average installed length: 268.29 days

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What is GetRight?

GetRight is a shareware download manager. GetRight is able to pause and resume downloads, download from multiple servers to speed up download time, scheduling the starting and stopping of downloads and shutting off the computer or disconnecting the modem when the downloads have finished. It is also able to integrate with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox with the FlashGot extension. It features support for the BitTorrent protocol, Metalink, and podcast support, along with built-in verification MD5 and SHA-1 checksums.

About  (from Headlight Software)

GetRight extends your file downloading with resuming of broken downloads, easy error recovery, download acceleration, and many other features to give you faster and more flexible downloads. Adds support for BitTorrent downloads, adds Podcast support to automate downloading files in a Podcast/RSS feed, adds support for ...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 getright.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 7.9 MB (8,285,698 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.GetRight.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GetRight\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GetRight\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GetRight

Program executable:getright.exe
GetRight® Download Manager. www.GetRight.com
Signed by:Headlight Software
Path:C:\Program Files\getright\getright.exe
Additional files:
  • AdminPrivSetting.exe - (Shared by Headlight Software Products) (Change Settings that need Admin Privileges)
  • npgetrt.dll - GetRight® Plugin www.getright.com (GetRight® Opera/Mozilla/Netscape Plug-In)
  • deutsch.dll - GetRight (GetRight® www.getright.com)
  • getright-download.exe - GetRight Setup
  • gr_czech.dll - www1.osu.cz/home/sochor/getr_cz.htm
  • gr_gerx.dll
  • RunOnceShortcut.exe - RunOnce
  • ToGetRight.exe - ToGetRight Application
  • xx2gr.dll - GetRight's IE Click Monitoring. www.getright.com
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • xx2gr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GetRight IE Click Catcher' with the class of {73BA8F12-723E-11D1-A9E2-00403320FCF2}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GetRight.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GetRight\GetRight.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:32.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0028240502%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00251200%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031205%
0.015104% average

How do I remove GetRight?

You can uninstall GetRight 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GetRight, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GetRight.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GetRight you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.83%
Windows 10 21.91%
Windows XP 11.21%
Windows Vista 6.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.21%
Windows 7 Professional 11.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.91%
Windows 10 Pro 4.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.61%
  Germany 11.11%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Italy 4.07%
  Australia 3.74%
  France 2.97%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Canada 2.20%
  India 1.43%
  Iran 1.32%
  South Africa 1.21%
  Greece 1.21%
  Israel 1.21%
  Netherlands 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.64%
Hewlett-Packard 19.34%
Acer 14.62%
ASUS 7.31%
Toshiba 4.95%
Samsung 4.01%
Intel 3.77%
Lenovo 3.07%
American Megatrends 2.83%
Alienware 0.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.61%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.58%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.55%

About (from Headlight Software, Inc.)

Headlight Software was founded by Michael Burford. The first product was the GetRight Download Manager, which was released in February 1997.
Publisher URL: www.headlightinc.com


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