EagleGet v2.0.4.90 Updated Adware

billon on 8 Nov 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web including popular online audio and video sites or streams. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls and the ability to pause, resume and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\Software\EagleGet unless auto-update check is disabled as in extract instructions and key is deleted.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe. Note that the program will launch a browser at startup.

For greater stealth/portability, the following steps are also recommended:
  1. Open Options (a box next to the minimize button) and choose Configurations
  2. Uncheck Launch EagleGet on Windows Startup
  3. Check Disable Automatic Update Check
  4. Uncheck Join EUEP to Help us Improve EagleGet
  5. Click the Monitoring tab and then Uncheck all items under Browser Integration including monitoring for File Hosting Sites if present
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new?
  • Improved BT download speed.
  • Optimized software startup speed.
  • Fixed:
    • Chrome extension pop-up dialogue problem;
    • Extension installation issues;
    • Other minor bugs.

22 comments on EagleGet  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Diskatom 2018-11-08 09:26

@ashghost

Nevertheless, the new version 2.0.4.90 comes with a ad-banner so this should be considered adware and not free & clean anymore.

v2.0.4.90

ashghost 2018-11-07 14:32

@Diskatom: They have removed the Luminati DLL as of v2.0.4.80 (my download of v2.0.4.90 was clean, and the decision is now mentioned at the bottom of the forum post you linked).

Note that v2.0.4.90 is available but they have not updated the download link. Here is a working link for now http://dl.eagleget.com/latest/EagleGetProtable_2.0.4.90.zip

v2.0.4.90

Diskatom 2018-09-18 17:15

Beware the EagleGet botnet:

EagleGet 2.0.4.60 is the last clean version without lum_sdk32.dll / Luminati SDK malware bundled. Even the portable version of the newest EagleGet 2.0.4.70 comes with a malicious .dll file which allows user computers to act as a botnet. A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), steal data, send spam, and allows the attacker to access the device and its connection.

Luminati SDK is a part of the Luminati Network, a company that bundles and monetize legit software with ads.

https://luminati.io/

Check their forums:

http://forum.eagleget.com/viewtopic.php?id=3933

v2.0.4.80

shnbwmn 2018-03-30 02:13

Cheers Midas, excellent suggestion.

v2.0.4.30

Midas 2018-03-29 07:32

@shnbwmn: I use 3DYoutubeDownloader for that (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2634)...

v2.0.4.30

shnbwmn 2018-03-29 04:56

Killer Youtube downloading feature. Free Download Manager stalled the same links, and the once mighty TVideoDownloader seems to be dead..

v2.0.4.30

Midas 2015-08-26 13:39

@jessharpur: thanks. No problem as comments are public -- but such details are usually debated at the forum, where they get more attention (follow double-balloon icon, second to last from the entry's header).

v2.0.4.4

jessharpur 2015-08-20 01:54

@Midas - sorry if I mistakenly tagged you. Perhaps I should have tagged @Checker ?

v2.0.4.4

jessharpur 2015-08-20 01:52

@Midas
You might like to re-check EagleGet's portable status. I had an email conversation with the devs a few versions ago about writing to the registry etc., and as far as I can tell they have acted upon it. On my system, a registry search for "eagle" produces no hits, regardless of the status of auto-update check in EagleGet|Configurations. Older versions also put the file EagleGet.sys in the System32 folder, but that behaviour also seems to have been corrected.
Hope this helps.

v2.0.4.4

jessharpur 2015-08-03 04:22

Version 2.0.4.3 neither writes anything to the registry, nor adds any files into system folders. Probably wise to check in 'Configurations' though, where there are options which can affect the local system.

v2.0.4.3

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