Need a good, clean NZB usenet downloader on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by HMR, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. HMR

    HMR MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    Just installed Windows 7 and it runs beautifullly. I also signed up for Astraweb's usenet service. I use merlins-portal.com to search on NZBs but I need a good Windows 7 compiant NZB client for downloading RAR files. Anything close to the clean, simplicity that uTorrent offers for torrents that can be used on NZBs? Perferably something that free and easy to use.

    Thanks,
    HMR.
     
  2. Dissonance

    Dissonance MDL Junior Member

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    I also use grabit and it works just fine on Win7.
     
  3. PainlessPhil

    PainlessPhil MDL Novice

    Jul 26, 2009
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    I swear by Newsleecher, the latest beta rocks and even looks great in Windows 7
     
  4. W7advanced

    W7advanced MDL Novice

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    Just use SABnzbd. When configured correctly you just need to drop a nzb file in a folder and SABnzbd does the PAR / RAR / Delete process.


    And the best of it it's free!
     
  5. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    I also have used Newsleecher for years. I think it is best. Altbinz is nice also. :D
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Newsleecher.

    It will inspect your NZB files and only download the files it needs, then unpause PAR2 files as necessary and download those saving you time, space and bandwidth. It also inspects the RAR files for corruption repairs them then extracts them. All you do is add the NZB and Newsleecher does the rest. Repair and Extract is what makes NL the best program out there.
     
  7. HMR

    HMR MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the replies guys... sounds like Newsleecher is the favourite. Anyone know how to get by the 14 days activiation? I installed the latest Newsleecher v4.0 beta 7 cant find a way around that trail.
     
  8. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I bought it, it is worth the money. I think a yearly license plus super search was like $30, with the amount of downloading of "trial" software I do off NGs I figured it was worth it. There are cracks and loaders out there but they are unreliable at best.
     
  9. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    #14 racky29, Oct 3, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
    you will have to use the newsleecher 3.9 i posted, cos its got a cr**ked.exe and a keygen
    some antivirus flag the keygen as infected but it was from a reputable source, and virustotal gives a 43%
    and i cracked the exe myself, it removes the hosts file check
     
  10. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    He is correct. Also this version simulates a Giganews license which will give you *FREE supersearch :)
     
  11. HMR

    HMR MDL Novice

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    Hey thank so much guys! I will check it out now.

    BTW.. why do these guys make a newsreader so hard to crack? Its not Windows or Office or anything that major. If only it was designed by uTorrent...
     
  12. JohnnyRebel

    JohnnyRebel MDL Junior Member

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    thanks racky29!! i had been lookin into the whole newsgroup thing recently then i came across this thread... big thanks for the info and link
     
  13. Dude245

    Dude245 MDL Novice

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    I use grabit, works great on my x64 ultimate
    :D