NewsLeecher 5.0 / 6.5 Beta 6

A usenet application to download movies, pictures, MP3s, and software
NewsLeecher is the kind of tool you simply can't live without. It is a Usenet downloading application that allows you to download software, image, audio and video files in a few elementary steps.

Amongst its most cherished features we count the download manager / scheduler, PAR2 (parity archive volume set) support, automatic RAR extraction, SSL support and multiple simultaneous connections.

The user interface may seem complicated at first glance, so make sure to check the online forum first, in order to learn how it works. There are also a lot of tutorials available on the Internet, if you ever get lost in its functions.

Usage is not rocket science: first you need to set up a server, and then connect to it. Searching is done extremely fast, thanks to SuperSearch Service. The time it takes to download a file depends on size, number of leechers, and other factors, but it is generally fast.

NewsLeecher supports NZB files and multiple servers. It is possible to pause all active downloads by making just one click, and the application can be minimized to system tray. In addition, the software can automatically check, repair and extract any files you have downloaded.

NewsLeecher uses a high amount of CPU and memory during the downloading process, so don't expect it to be kind to your computer.

The fact of the matter is that NewsLeecher has developed an impressive fan base, and it’s got good chances of surviving its competitors. If we have caught your attention, then perhaps you should give it a try.

Reviewed by on October 29th, 2012

last updated on:
June 26th, 2014, 9:58 GMT
file size:
6.5 MB
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operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Internet \ News / Newsgroups /Blog Tools
download hub:
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NewsLeecher - The main window of NewsLeecher enables users to explore the groups on their added Usenet serversNewsLeecher - NewsLeecher offers you the possibility to easily edit the server settings and to reset the download counterNewsLeecher - You can rely on NewsLeecher to pause the current connection for as long as you chooseNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecherNewsLeecher
What's New in version 6.5 Beta 6
  • Implemented a "spam" indicator, so article collections that have been detected as spam during leeching, are now marked with a spam icon and a spam notification text in the article views.
  • This beta features a new and more accurate SuperLeech matching algorithm. While the new algorithm is quite a lot more efficient than the prior one, we are not all certain yet that it complies 100% with all the frequently used naming conventions for Usenet articles. We'll keep an eye open for that and make any necessary compliance changes as fast as possible.
  • Smaller improvements. ( More detailed SuperLeech logging info when detecting *.AVI video files, etc. )
  • Fixed bug "hs9ah98haa" that a few users saw when leeching with the previous beta release.
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Application description

NewsLeecher will provide users with a program that help you manage and fetch articles from the Usenet.&...

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