I need a small script to download some programs. The URL's never change but the files do. Like when you download malwarebytes.

Example: "https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mbam_current/"

The address doesnt change but the file name downloaded does. Every script i see, requires that you specify a file name. I dont want to do that, I want the script to pull the filename from the sites header which would include the version name of that file in that filename. I cant seem to find any way of doing this. Please help me o wonderful smart people.

It needs to work on any version of Windows 7 and up.

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    – DavidPostill
    Aug 29, 2016 at 8:58

1 Answer 1


Found something, this works !!!!!

import-module bitstransfer

Function Get-RedirectedUrl {

    Param (

    $request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($url)

    If ($response.StatusCode -eq "Found")

$FileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName((Get-RedirectedUrl "http://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mbam_current/"))

start-bitstransfer -source $url -Destination $FileName
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    That’s Powershell, in case anyone is wondering. It also probably won’t work for filenames sent in the Content-Disposition HTTP header.
    – Daniel B
    Aug 29, 2016 at 13:17

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