What is flashget.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the flashget.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Flashget.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with flashget
Flashget.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FlashGet or flashget belongs to software FlashGet(Jetcar) or flashget flashget.exe by (

Description: Flashget.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Flashget.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,007,088 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 1,994,800 bytes and 7 more variants. 
Flashget.exe is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Flashget.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with flashget.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as flashget.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the flashget.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Flashget the download manager.
One of the best download managers. I use it since 2001!
  Duy Long  
AVG found as a virus
Slowed an XP system with 128 MB RAM to a crawl.
Best download manager
This is the best download manager!
FlashGet Download Manager
the best download manager
I installed 4/5/2010, and it will NOT let me uninstall, and now it's in Chinese.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of flashget.exe: based on 16 votes with 11 user comments. 11 users think flashget.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think flashget.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving flashget issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with flashget. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the flashget.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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