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can't set flashget as default download manager


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#1 mike211

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:52 AM

hi, acouple of week ago i was hit by a rootkit malware and had a malware removal specialist from another forum have help me fix the problem, i now have a download problem that i was told it a window xp problem and that they can't help me and they refer me to this place.
The problem is that i have flashget classic ver 1.72 as my default download manager, and it perfect, it managed all the download, that is until i was hit by the malware. Now it went back to window default download, and i have to manual select to download using flashget, i have try upgrading to the 1.73 ver and clicking the change default download manager in flashget option but still it doesn't work.


for those who's want to see what i done to remove the malware, here the link
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.ph...asc&start=0

Edited by mike211, 14 August 2010 - 03:52 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:03 AM

Well...if the malware has been neutralized...I see no point in revisiting that. Since you posted in the XP forum and not a malware forum, I will approach it from the angle that it's a program/system problem.

During malware removal efforts, it's not unusual for system/program files to become damaged. Have you tried uninstalling your program...running chkdsk /r...then reinstalling same?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:31 PM

hi, hamluis, i have try chkdsk /r and uninstall reinstall but i haven't try uninstall chkdsk /r then reinstall, i will try it now

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:59 AM

i can't seem to unistall flashget completely, i uninstall it yet the icon is still in my add/remove selection, when i click on it again it say "could not open install log.file", anyway i did the step as was told still couldn't change it as default download.


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i have updated it to flashget ver 1.96 and it work perfectly again, the thing is, is the upgrade version better? cause i heard ver 1.73 is the best, so i don't know if i should just leave it as it is or keep on tring with 1.73?

Edited by mike211, 15 August 2010 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:37 AM

A version which works...is the best version for the system, IMO.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:51 AM

that might be true. well than i can call this problem. solved.

btw louis what download manager are you using? if you don't mind me asking

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

I've never used a download manager with XP...no need to do so.

Back when I was on dialup and using Win 9x, I used GetRight as a download manager, but that was before I went off dialup...and GetRight was free. Many of the programs/services (such as drivers) were free then.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:56 PM

i see thank anyway

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:10 PM

Flashget will trigger number of antimalware tools.

No wonder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlashGet

FlashGet has suffered from security flaws in its update mechanism which caused users to become infected with trojan viruses.[2][3][4]

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.[5]

On April 4, 2010, FlashGet 3.4 was released containing adware and other undisclosed and unauthorized Chinese applications.[6] Some of the ads were aggressively popping out of the system tray, causing much inconvenience. The installer was also converted to Chinese making it difficult for many users to install and remove the software


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:12 AM

I HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM, As i posted on another topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1891812. flashget ver 1.9.6 is causing some problem and redircting url site to some unknown ip address, anyway i decide to completely uninstall and delete it's folder and try again with flashget classic ver 1.72. i did a clear (folder and regs been deleted) install, at 1st it didn't work as default download manager, then i play with the other setting, and wahla everthing worked as normal.

the steps i took

open flashget => tools => options => select monitor tap => on browser clicks internet explorer "method 1" must be selected or else it wouldn't work => chick on default download manager => click ok=> then reset comp then flashget will be the default download manager.

i hope this will become handy to others

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:45 AM

Glad you seem to have resolved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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