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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:58 am    Post subject: 4shared desktop mac is it malware? Reply with quote

I am currently downloading a huge app spliced into 6 pieces of 500 MB from 4shared but every time I leave the download overnight it stops and I can't continue it (my internet is slow).

Apparently 4shared has this desktop program that allows broken downloads to continue so this would be great for me, however I want to know how does the software work? Is it spam? Anyone uses it?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

500GB downloads? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
500GB downloads? javascript:emoticon('Shocked')


Sorry typo 500 MB.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most likely it's for windows not for mac and 4shared downloads illegal files so i wouldn't be talking about illegal sources here not a good game plan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
most likely it's for windows not for mac and 4shared downloads illegal files so i wouldn't be talking about illegal sources here not a good game plan


So you are saying 4shared ONLY hosts illegal files? You are funny.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a download manager (jdownloader, etc.). It's possible you are being limited if you're a free user. Most have limits on how much you can download in a given day. Check the link site.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swordsandtequila wrote:
Use a download manager (jdownloader, etc.). It's possible you are being limited if you're a free user. Most have limits on how much you can download in a given day. Check the link site.


Does jdownloader supports megaupload, rapidshare, etc? I have download manager for firefox and most downloads through there stop after 10 seconds (I guess those sites realize you have a download manager and just cut off the download).

Btw if anyonw wonders I tried 4shared desktop and its a java app it was not intrusive but its just for uploading stuff, it only downloads stuff you have on your 4shared folder. I already deleted it.
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