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Do you know of any download manager for windows that can recognize captcha? I'm using j downloader but it can't bypass captcha and it notifies me everytime the current task is finished downloading from megaupload

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The whole point of captchas is that they require human intervention... still, if you really don't want to type it in yourself you can always pay some Russian dude $3 to do it for you... theregister.co.uk/2008/03/14/captcha_serfs –  Mokubai Apr 25 '10 at 21:09
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No, there is no golden bullet for this. That is the point of captcha's - it requires a human to solve the problem presented so you can't bypass the download restrictions on MegaUpload. I would also imagine this would be against their ToS.

You could always pay them for a premium account.

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You could theoretically script a mechanism for bypassing the CAPTCHA, but I do not condone this and I have voted to close this question.

From the Megaupload TOS (emphasis added):

8.3 Access and Interference
Violations or attempts to violate Megaupload systems or to interrupt Megaupload services are strictly prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Examples of system violations include, without limitation:

(a) Unauthorized access to or use of Megaupload Services, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of Megaupload; or (b) Interference with Service to any customer or network including, without limitation, flooding, or deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks; or (c) Use of any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services; or (d) Any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Megaupload's infrastructure

The CAPTCHA can be considered a "security or authentication measure" because it protects the system against automated access.

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I can't comment so I'll just third the suggestion to use Jdownloader found here:


Unfortunately it's gotten a lot less useful lately since more and more sites are adding real captcha but it does still works with megaupload, for now.

Oh, and it also has one of the worst user interfaces ever designed. As it's downloading updates, updates that will shut down your downloads in the middle of their transfer so you lose all your data, it makes the buttons on the bottom pop up and down. If you don't respond to the captcha's it can't figure out it will timeout in 20 seconds instead of just waiting for you so you have to constantly reset downloads if you're out of the room or using a second computer. Also the most common tasks are 2 or 3 levels deep into menus. Horrible, horrible design. But it works, kinda.

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I dont' know if it is against their TOS or not, however there are download managers that do that. I just googled "download manager captcha windows" and found this list from rapidshare: http://www.techmixer.com/rapidshare-download-manager-software-list/

I use Jdownloader and I know it works with Megaupload. :)

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If the site in question uses a weak captcha system you could in theory make a script that automatically fills in the captcha and downloads the file. Unfortunately most captchas are quite complex so that only a human could recognize what is written.

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That's not completely true. Even more complex captchas can be and has been scripted. A very well-known example: google.com/search?q=A+Low-cost+Attack+on+a+Microsoft+CAPTCHA –  TFM Apr 25 '10 at 18:40
Yea it might be possible but do you expect the OP to able to write such a script like the one you sent me, it is practically impossible for the average user. –  ULTRA_POROV Apr 25 '10 at 20:08
Not "unfortunately", but "logically", since that's their whole point. –  Lohoris May 17 '10 at 9:05
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