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  1. #1 Is Rapid-Gator safe to subscribe to? 
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    I've been finding quite a bit of things I want that are hosted at Rapid Gator. I'm a little nervous about putting my credit card information into the site. Does anyone use it ? Anyone recommend not using it?

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    I'm feeling a little odd about Rapid gator right now. If you use it free, without an account, it appears to be rampant with malware pop-ups. I keep getting a pop-up window that only gives you one option... to click OKAY. It doesn't give you the option of canceling, saying no and even prevents you from closing your browser unless you choose force quit or click the pop-ups okay window. And you definitely don't want to click OKAY. As that leads to a host of bad things. If you click okay, your basically saying OKAY to allowing something nefarious and bad access to your computer. Me no likey.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by babybot Click here to enlarge
    I'm feeling a little odd about Rapid gator right now. If you use it free, without an account, it appears to be rampant with malware pop-ups. I keep getting a pop-up window that only gives you one option... to click OKAY. It doesn't give you the option of canceling, saying no and even prevents you from closing your browser unless you choose force quit or click the pop-ups okay window. And you definitely don't want to click OKAY. As that leads to a host of bad things. If you click okay, your basically saying OKAY to allowing something nefarious and bad access to your computer. Me no likey.
    I'm assuming that you must be using Explorer. I use Firefox and Ad Block must be working because I have never gotten a pop up on Rapid-gator. Firefox is so much safer because of Ad Block. When we got hacked a while back I just clicked to ignore the warning and had no problems with this board. As an experiment I tried accessing Bolt with IE and it immediately re-directed me to a phoney scare ware site. I quickly closed it out with Task Manager.
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    I'm using Google chrome and it also has a pop-up blocker built into the browser. But apparently there are ways or codes that can be written to get around pop-up blockers. Usually, I get a window like firefox that allows me to choose whether or not I want to accept pop-ups for a site. But I'm not getting that option with rapid gator for some reason.
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    Same here - Firefox with AdBlock and I just used rapidgator for the first time with no pop ups or anything.
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    It's getting discouraging as so many posters are using Rapidgator and, for me, it's a terrible experience trying to download from. I use the latest edition of Firefox and AdBlock but I still get the pop-ups. If I don't get pop-ups then I get blank pages that freeze things up until I force a shutdown of FF. I think my days on Bolt are numbered if this is going to be the host that uploaders choose.
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    I can't download anything from RapidGator! I use FF/Ad Blocker so don't get any pop-ups, but every time I try to download anything, it keeps asking me if I want to overwrite a file called "Download", then when I say Yes, it just hangs and I get a "Temporary Error" message, then nothing at all. It's getting so that I can't download anything from Bolt any more - why aren't people using RS any more??
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    I've downloaded from rapidgator as a free user a few times and havent really had any problems. I use internet explorer but have my security set pretty high and my pop up blocker on and it pretty much blocks everything. The download time is a little slow but that could also just be my internet provider, i've been having trouble with my download speeds on everything and it can vary between 12 mins to an hour to download a 1 hour tv show for me on rapidshare. Rapidgator seems to take about an hour for each tv show file.

    I usually use rapidshare but with everything thats happening with it, its getting too hard to use anymore so im looking to switch to a new filehost. Problem is rapidgator and netload seem to be a subscrition service with no paypal option displayed so I really dont want to sign up for a subscription with my credit card.

    I dont download a huge amount, pretty much just TV shows that I like to watch on a weekly basis that arent broadcast in my country yet. Sometimes i'll download a whole series or two in a day but that would be the extent of it.

    Does anyone have any recommendations as to which filehost would be best, or at least allow paypal where I can cancel a subscription service relatively easily? Subscriptions on your credit card are an absolute nightmare to cancel.

    Also one with a download manager like rapishare's one would be pretty handy.

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    Firefox with NoScript and Adblock Plus, Seems to work for most.

    Bit of a chore sometimes allowing a site you actually trust.

    But what a shocker with some sites. Ive seen lists of 20+ sites and adverts for one webpage.
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    I don't think you can use Paypal for RG. Only credit card.
    Does anyone know how the typical download speed is? Good or bad?
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    I got a premium account with Rapidgator last night and downloaded a few Thursday night network television shows. Speed was acceptable but slower than Rapidshare but this might not be a fair comparison. I used Rapidshare with Jdownloader but Jdownloader doesn't work with Rapidgator. I downloaded by pasting into Firefox and did have a few programs downloading at once.

    I'm going by memory and this isn't intended to be a true comparison, but as a ballpark figure I would say that a 30 minute television show (shorter with commercials cut) which previously downloaded in about three minutes with Rapidshare plus Jdownloader took around six minutes with Rapidgator in Firefox without a download manager program. As this is just ballpark by memory, don't take this to definitely mean it takes twice as long.

    I emailed support at Rapidgator regarding Jdownloader not working. They said that Mipony or Internet Download Manager will work but I haven't had a chance to test this yet--I'm not at home where I usually download. I'm hoping that Rapidgator was slower due to not downloading with a download manager last night.

    I ordered by credit card--I didn't see Paypal as a choice. Hopefully there won't be any problem with them having my credit card number, or with cancelling a recurring membership should I decide to. I do find it encouraging that they responded to my email question re Jdownloader as opposed to taking my money and ignoring a support question.
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    RG does not work with IDM link capture either (at least on IE). The reason is RG only answers to single link requests and does not support download on demand which is how IDM works. I signed up for a month, but will look at other options. My IDM is just about useless. There is just no way (that I can figure out) to queue links for continuous DL. You have to go to the RG page for each link. Once you hit the DL button on the site, IDM will pick up the DL, but you have to do that for each link. So a HD movie with a whole mess of links requires you to do each one separately.

    A possible workaround for queue thing might be to start alll the links you want (one at a time) then stop all downloads once they are in IDM and then try putting them into the queue for continuous startup. But I don't know how RD is on restarting paused links. I'm still experimenting.

    Not being able to capture a whole group of links at once is a real pain.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lessaol Click here to enlarge
    RG does not work with IDM link capture either (at least on IE). The reason is RG only answers to single link requests and does not support download on demand which is how IDM works. I signed up for a month, but will look at other options. My IDM is just about useless. There is just no way (that I can figure out) to queue links for continuous DL. You have to go to the RG page for each link. Once you hit the DL button on the site, IDM will pick up the DL, but you have to do that for each link. So a HD movie with a whole mess of links requires you to do each one separately.

    A possible workaround for queue thing might be to start alll the links you want (one at a time) then stop all downloads once they are in IDM and then try putting them into the queue for continuous startup. But I don't know how RD is on restarting paused links. I'm still experimenting.

    Not being able to capture a whole group of links at once is a real pain.
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    I subscribed to them a couple of months ago, no problems at all. Used a credit card but admittedly it has a small limit on it.

    Download speeds were between 300-450 K per second. Sounds rubbish but thats the quickest i can get where i live anyway.

    I might actually resubscribe to them again today, just for a month.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bluejam Click here to enlarge
    I subscribed to them a couple of months ago, no problems at all. Used a credit card but admittedly it has a small limit on it.

    Download speeds were between 300-450 K per second. Sounds rubbish but thats the quickest i can get where i live anyway.

    I might actually resubscribe to them again today, just for a month.

    The only thing that worried me is that they automatically rebill every month, what if you don't get on with them, would it be difficult to stop payments?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deborahb Click here to enlarge
    The only thing that worried me is that they automatically rebill every month, what if you don't get on with them, would it be difficult to stop payments?

    I've had a paid account with Rapidgator before and they were always above board & honest in my dealings with them. But should you ever decide to leave them, make sure you cancel your account properly so you won't be re-billed.
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    i do find it a bit odd that RG (or anyone) don't use paypal
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    Reading the above posts, I wish to clarify a few things.

    I use Jdownloader and it works with RG links. (although I heard some people having trouble with it)
    Speed with JD is as good as RS, again perhaps down to ISP, I use VM. I have a 60mbit connection and I can download at around 7mb.
    There a button you can unclick to stop automatic rebilling.
    RG has a daily download limit of 15 GB, RS is unlimited, but put a 30gb limit on uploaders outgoing traffic.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by swaghole Click here to enlarge
    I don't think you can use Paypal for RG. Only credit card.
    Does anyone know how the typical download speed is? Good or bad?
    TERRIBLE.
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    Rapidgator sucks.........
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ravinaziankid Click here to enlarge
    Rapidgator sucks.........
    Yes it does. I've used about 7-8 different file hosting services in the last 5 years. Rapidgator is the worst one I've dealt with for speed. I'm hoping this is just a temporary problem because they're probably getting slammed with more business since the Rapidshare debacle.

    I got a 3 month subscription. I'm not anticipating any problems, but I put it on a credit card that has a small limit.
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    Speedwise for Rapidgator in view of the above posts, in my opinion, must relate to different ISP and where you are, if you indicate in your profile where you are then we may draw some conclusion as to the speed and location.
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    I'm in Australia and RG sucks, I'm getting speeds of 103kbs with a premium account.
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