- About Us / FAQ
Updated: 16-Jul-2024
About Us / FAQ
What is is a download search site where you can find latest downloads from file sharing providers, such as Rapidshare and Hotfile. Our site crawls the web daily for links to new files, and then adds them to our database, along with various other download details. Every day we provide our visitors with hundreds of downloads including: software, movies, games, tv, music, e-books, and more. Our site was launched in November 2010. Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use index and search engine for all kinds of downloads.

What does this site offer?
You can find almost every download available which has been uploaded to a file sharing site. Rather than searching countless other sites for your desired download you can find it here instead. Are you sick of viewing download sites with ads, popups, and excessive links? Our aim is to provide you with a clean, fast loading site, where you can find and access the files quickly. We still link to the original source of the download if you need to view further details. For example, the download files may sometimes need a password to extract them. The original site where we sourced the links from can help provide these extra details. You can access the original site by clicking the "Original Site" link, located on every download title page.

What are these links?
The links are usually referred to as "Direct Download Links (DDL)". People upload files to file sharing sites such as Rapidshare, Filesonic, Megaupload, Hotfile, etc. Once they have finished uploading the files, a link or links is generated for them so they can share the download with other people. As a download user, you need to download each file by loading it in a new window and clicking the appropriate links to proceed. Most of these file sharing services offer a free download option with restricted speed and features. But if you pay for the service the download will be unrestricted with more features. It really depends how often you use the specific file sharing service as to whether it is worthwhile buying a membership to that site.

Why are there multiple links?
Almost all files you download will be compressed into RAR format (eg: .rar, .r01). To extract these files you will need to have software installed such as WinRar. Having this software installed on your system is convenient if you plan on downloading these types of files often. Your download is usually split into parts (eg, .rar, .r01, .r02, etc). You need to download all parts before attempting to extract the file. Once all parts have been downloaded, ensure they have all been saved in the same folder. Then you can simply double-click on one of the files and it will open the appropriate extracting software (eg: WinRar). You can then extract (decompress/unpack) these files (parts). Once you do this process once or twice you will be a pro at downloading from sites like ours.

Why do some downloads have links from multiple file hosting sites?
These days more and more people are uploading their files to multiple file hosting sites. This is good because if the files are down on one site they can still be up on another site. This is what we call "Mirrors". They are efficient because they allow you to download a multi-part download without waiting between parts (eg. you can download part1 from rapidshare and part2 from hotfile at the same time).

What do I do if the files are password protected?
The password is most likely the URL (possibly even with 'http://' and/or 'www.') from where the file was originally sourced. You can access the original site by clicking the "Original Site" link, located on every download title page. If you still can't find the password try contacting the poster or site administrator of the original site. Thankfully, the majority of files listed here are not password protected.

Does your website have spyware or viruses?
No way! Our website does not contain any spyware / viruses or any other malicious code that can cause harm to your computer. However, we can not guarantee that every external link to the "Original Site" source will be a safe one. This is why we recommend you scan any downloaded files to ensure they are safe. Also, use Firefox or Chrome for a more secure safe web browsing experience.

What security measures should I take when downloading files?
Firstly, we recommend you scan the file(s) you download. AVG, BitDefender, NOD32, Kaspersky AntiVirus are some examples of antivirus software. These may be available for download directly from our site. If you don't scan your files with antivirus software there is a chance your computer can be infected. Secondly, we highly recommend you use the Mozilla Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer. Why? Firefox is more secure, reliable and safe.

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