News Rover Review

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2019

News Rover Review
Rating 3 Stars
Price $29 One Time
Retention 500 Days
Free Trial None
Features NZB File Support
Built in RAR/PAR
Windows Only

News Rover is a Usenet newsreader that features a built-in search engine for finding messages in any Usenet newsgroup. Just enter keywords and News Rover will instantly find matching messages in any newsgroup.

News Rover has full support for NZB files, and it includes a built-in RAR/PAR processor for handing RAR file posts. News Rover also has a JPEG picture gallery, password protection and file encryption for privacy.

Newsrover in Action


There’s really nothing special about the installation process for Newsrover, which is a good thing, of course. Download the installer package from the site and run it. The program takes care of the rest and all you have to do is hit the usual “Next” screens to complete the process.

Using the Program

News Rover has three modes of operation.

  1. Subscribred Newsgroup Mode – You select which newsgroups you want to browse, “subscribe” to them, download a list of available messages and then double-click the entries you want to download.

  2. Autoscan – Autoscan is designed for unattended operation. You set up one or more “Interest Groups” that specify which newsgroups are to be scanned and describe the types of messages you want to download. You can then leave Autoscan working for you while you are sleeping, at work or doing other things. It will scan the newsgroups and download and decode all messages that meet your selection criteria.

  3. Global Search – Global Usenet Search is one of the most powerful features of News Rover. You specify keywords you are looking for and News Rover searches Usenet newsgroups looking for messages with those keywords. You can then just double-click the matching messages that you want to download.

Important Points News Rover

  • Speed and Efficiency - Multi Threaded Program
  • Multiple News Server Support - up to 32 servers
  • Password Protection and encryption - Newsgroups can be hidden from View
  • Display Filters - Select .jpg only has an example
  • Very easy configuration
  • SSL supported
  • Unrars and Unzips files automatically
  • Picture Gallery - See Thumbnail Images

Additional News Rover Features

  • Unattended Scanning & Downloading
  • Interest groups
  • Picture gallery
  • Include and Exclude expressions
  • Multi-part file reconstruction
  • Duplicate file and message elimination
  • Post new messages and send replies
  • Scanning multiple news servers
  • File folders
  • Spam elimination
  • Blocking senders
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Scheduled execution
  • Built-in spelling checker
  • Privacy and file encryption
  • Using News Rover for genealogy


Newsrover is a bit outdated and expensive so we would tend to recommend some of our top usenet newsreaders instead however, its not a bad program at at all.

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