4shared is a file sharing service. It offers both paid and unpaid file sharing. It is located at http://www.4shared.com/
4shared would like to sell you services, so they have made it more difficult to download files for free. It involves four steps and a time delay before the download is available.
- The first step is to click the blue "Download Now" button below the name of the file you are downloading.
- Next, you are presented with the option of a "premium download" or a "regular download." If you want to download for free, click on the "Slow download" button. Even though it is ghosted, you can still click it.
- The third step is to wait 20 seconds. A countdown timer will appear.
- When the 20 second timer reaches zero, a download link will appear.
- You can now click on "Download file now" to download in the regular way.