Usenet - safe and fast downloads since 1979

Usenet is an independent network of over 10,000 servers worldwide. For over 30 years, Usenet has been the most popular place for the exchange of information and files.


Safe

100% privacy protection: no censorship, no logging of IP addresses and other information since 1979.

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Fast

Download speed up to 100 Mbps with one click ensured by sophisticated technology. Up to 16 simultaneous connections to 5 server farms.

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Large

For over 30 years the Usenet has been the world's largest storage network with over 10,000 terabytes of data. More than 10 terabytes of data are added daily. Over 2,007 days of file storage.

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Easy

Search 500 million files and download with one click: free newsreader software revolutionizes downloading from the Usenet.

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Comparing Usenet

  1-Click-Hoster
Filehoster
BitTorrent
eMule
P2P
Usenet
Facts
Age 2 years 7 years 31 years
Number of Files ca. 1 MM ca. 5 MM ca. 500 MM
Average quality of content low low high
Possible connections to server 100 no server 10
Waiting time before download up to 4 hours no no
Download speed 10 kbit/s – 2 Mbit/s (unstable) average 16 kbit/s up to 100 Mbps
Average speed during peak periods medium low up to 100 Mbps
Reliability no no yes
Security
Dangers viruses
trojans
malware
viruses
trojans
malware
few due to an integrated rating system
Logging of downloads yes yes no
Advertising, banner, pop-ups yes yes no
External Acces to files no yes impossible