Password-Protected RAR Files – How to Avoid Them

You can avoid downloading password-protected RAR files from Usenet by using an NZB search engine with curated listings. That means that each NZB listed has been reviewed by a human editor who will not list password-protected files. An example of such a site is NZBPlanet.

Some purely mechanical NZB search engines like can sometimes tell you if a is password required, which is great. However, it’s still better to have a human do the listing because he will evaluate other things such as video quality, etc.

3 Responses to “Password-Protected RAR Files – How to Avoid Them”

  1. Mark Zvaleko says:

    often, downloading only one rar (the first one) and attempting to open it, it will ask for a password if one is required. it’s a bother but better than waiting for all parts to download and then finding out.

  2. John says:

    I reckon that’s one of the biggest problems with Usenet compared to torrents. With torrents you can most of the time tell what you are getting and how good it is. With Usenet it’s pretty much a hit and miss. Don’t think I’ve ever downloaded a password encrypted or bad quality torrent movie and I’m not shy. It’s alos very rare that I don’t find what I’m looking for.

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