WackGet Portable v1.2.4 Rev 2

lautrepay on 31 Jan 2015
  • 276KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

WackGet is a minimalist download manager that maintains a queue of files and downloads them in the order you specify. The program can set limits on the number of simultaneous downloads and pause download activity.

WackGet is a front-end for wget, while WackGet Portable is a portable wrapper for WackGet.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch WackGetPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager

11 comments on WackGet Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2013-10-27 20:47

PortableApps.com has a portable WackGet v1.2.4 Rev 2 download (at http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/wackget-portable).

Regarding vanilla WackGet v1.2.4, the following was later posted at the URL mentioned by ZoNi:

"Update 2012-10-08: A user has reported a bug in this version where pausing and resuming files after around the 6GB mark does not work. I have reproduced this and have confirmed it is a problem in the included version of wget.exe. Unfortunately the wget executable can not just be replaced so it is a bit of work to fix this problem."

It's a real pity, because otherwise we could just switch to Ken Yeo's updated wget binaries (for info, see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20900).


ZoNi 2012-02-16 00:18

WackGet v1.2.4 – Now Works on Windows 7 (and Vista)!

1.2.4 – Bugfixes
Corrected a bug related to invalid memory access that caused a crash on Windows Vista/7
Corrected a bug where a download may appear stuck for 10-15 seconds before starting



karl_karlsson 2011-09-22 09:44

Incorrectly downloads files bigger than 4 GB. For example, if you have 5 GB file, it downloads only some 1 GB. And the speed isn't that fast. I think, that's why the author discontinued it.


ChemZ 2010-11-15 17:36

Doesn't seem to be downloading anything, just sits there...

Noah Body 2010-02-07 17:53

Doesn't work on Windows 7 64 Bit. Crashes as soon as you try to start it up.

KingMudkip 2010-01-18 20:25

My virus scanner detects a trojan in this program and tries to 'fix' the problem immediately, thereby making the program useless. Is there a way around this problem?

Marc 2008-09-23 20:47

If wget can be run portably, then forget WackGet. Pick up one of the wget gui's, if you have to. It's not hard to put together bat files or single/multi-line scripts, if you want to automate.


Yurik 2008-05-23 04:18

file wackget.zip - is BROKEN!!!
Admin, please, update this file!!!

Enormator 2008-03-18 13:23

Forget about trojans. It's open source.

If you want to save even more space then just copy wget.exe to your portable device. You can use it with the commandLineInterface then. With the parameter /? you get information about the usage of wget. So type something like
wget /?
when you are in the right directory
(get there with cd c:\wherever\your\wgetis)

not recommended for noobs^^

Sam 2007-08-30 23:42

Pandor, most download managers include Browser Helper Objects to hook your file downloads automatically. BHOs can be bad if controlled by spyware. Spyware Doctor is just getting a little excited, no worries.

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