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Try News Rover today!
Get a free demo for XP -- Windows 10
(32-bit or 64-bit)

You are invited to download News Rover and try it free for 30 days in demonstration mode. If you choose to to register News Rover, you will receive a registration key that unlocks the full power of News Rover; you will not have to download a different version.

The current version of News Rover is: 25

System Requirements for News Rover

  • Windows Windows XP -- Windows 10.
  • At least 1 GB memory.
  • 50 MB of disk space plus however much space is required for downloaded messages and files.
  • Connection to an Internet provider with a Usenet news server.

If you are licensed for an earlier version of News Rover, you are eligible for a free or inexpensive upgrade. Please see our upgrade page for information about upgrading.

We do not have a version of News Rover for Linux or the Macintosh.

Installation instructions

  • Important note: Because we are not registered with Microsoft, we are considered to be an "unknown publisher". When you run the News Rover installation program under Windows, it may pop up a "Smart Screen" warning you that you are running a program from an unknown publisher. Click "More Info" and select the option to run the installation program. The installation program has been tested and certified clean by Windows Defender, Hitman Pro and other anti-virus programs. It does not pose a risk. The warning is only because you are running a program downloaded from a publisher not known by Microsoft.
  • Download the 32-bit or 64-bit News Rover installer file from one of our sites.
  • You must be running a 64-bit version of Windows to use the 64-bit version of News Rover.
  • If you are unable to download from either site, please click here.

  • Install help page with screenshots.

  • Execute the downloaded file (nrsetup.exe or nrsetup64.exe).
  • Wizards will guide you through using News Rover.
  • Extensive help documentation is available in the program.
  • If you have any problems installing or using News Rover, we want to know about it. Please send problem reports and questions to