LoadScout - description from Softdepia.com:
LoadScout is a smart program designed to help you browse the web and FTP sites. It allows you to get information from any remote media or archive file without downloading it. The basic idea is to download only a small part of the file and extract the required data. In addition LoadScout includes an FTP client and its own download engine, so you can use it to download anything from web and FTP. It supports all types of proxy: FTP, HTTP and SOCKS and will let you save frequently visited sites into the Favorites folder.
LoadScout - description from developer:
LoadScout allows you to get information from media and archive files on the web without downloading them. It takes only a small part of a file and extracts the required data. The program works under MS Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP and integrates with Internet Explorer to let you start it right from the browser window. In addition LoadScout includes a powerful download engine, so you can get many files simultaneously and complete unfinished ones.
LoadScout is a "Free to try" program. You can download and try it for an evaluation period.