News Rover

News Rover

4 stars

Editor's Rating

2 (3)

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4 4



newsgroup reader News Rover is a fully automatic program for downloading Usenet messages, decoding file attachments and displaying messages and pictures. News Rover scans newsgroups that you specify, downloads messages that match selection criteria (excluding spam), reconstitutes multi-part messages, decodes file attachments, and displays the received messages, attachments and picture images. News Rover runs unattended and can scan and collect hundreds of messages and files while you are at work, sleeping or using your computer for other work. In addition to collecting Usenet messages, News Rover also sends and receives e-mail. Copyright

Trial Limitations: 30 day trial. Some features disabled.

Product Details

Publisher SH Computer Systems Price $29.95
Version 26.0  history Last updated Aug 01, 2020
File Size 8.99 Mb Requirements None

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Very annoying features 2 stars by John0__ Oct 12, 2010
I have used the program for some time but will be changing. In my experience, it has some nice features such as the viewers, but they are balanced with some very annoying features such as high CPU, crashes which corrupt the database which takes a long time to fix, while being fixed my computer goes into not responding. When updating the headers newsrover stops downloading while it updates, this happens a number of times for the header update and lasts for 10 to 15 mins each time, mean while you can't use newsrover. The only thing that has stopped me changing is laziness (learning new software) and the cost of a new product. I have a 4 core machine with 4GB of mem so I am not trying to run it on a under speced PC. show Review details
This program is junk 1 stars by babubaht Sep 19, 2008
I bought this program several years ago. It took me that long to learn to use it. I paid for the software and then Newsrover disabled the search functions and want me to pay an annual subscription fee of $19 to use the search function. To me, this is deceitful and wrong. The software has locked up on me many many times. Newsrover has a hard time with large groups and large files especially when trying to do two things at once. Like combining files. With Vista, things have gotten even worse. This program is not worth the money. show Review details
Decent but expensive news reader 3 stars by TheGoodDoctor Sep 19, 2006 (Read all my 5 reviews)
I've been using News Rover in all versions since 6.0, and I'm currently on 11.3. Feature-wise, it's among the better news readers, although that's not saying a lot. NR is powerful, but it will take you some time to learn, and I don't recommend it for novices. The authors have irritatingly chosen to use highly non-traditional menus, so even expert users will take significant time to learn to use them. The biggest problem I have with News Rover is a big one: price. In the past few years, they've come out with upgrade versions every year and they only grandfather people who have bought the previous version within about 2 months! Bottom line, you have to shell out $9.95 for upgrades every year. show Review details
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