Download Sites you Trust

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  1. BornMember

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    Hi all

    Just want to know which sites you TRUST to download software from.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Eldar

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    Re: Download Sites

    Some I visit regularly:
    - SnapFiles
    - SoftPedia

    Sometimes Download.com (according to their new policy most software should be clean) :)

    And FileForum for the latest Beta releases and news. :D

    As always I don't trust any site I download from.
    Everything is scanned before using it.
    Call me a maniac. :D ;)
     
  3. bigc73542

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    several thousand apps here. I have used this site with no problems for several years. here ( WinSite)
     
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    The two that I use the most are Snapfiles and Major Geeks
     
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    May I go a little bit off-topic and give a general warning?
    Most probably it isn't needed, but anyhow...

    You always have to be careful about which program you download.

    Only an example:
    Let's have a look at www.321download.com
    What does its mainpage shows you at the moment?
    At the bottom it tells you about the "Best Sellers".
    What do you see there for example: a program called SpyBlocs.
    And now have a look at the Spyware-Warrior site Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products
    You will find SpyBlocs at that list of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products.

    Once again, this was only meant as a general warning to be careful which program you download.
     
  8. iceni60

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    thanks, now i feel bad, i was going to give the old versions link on the left of the page which i know is safe and there are other links there that are safe too but i was lazy. thanks though :)
     
  9. FanJ

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    Hey iceni60,

    Please, don't feel bad !!!
    It was absolutely not meant to make you, or anyone else, feel bad !!!
    Please be assured of that iceni60 !
    It was just only a general warning and an example, nothing more than that.

    Warm regards, Jan.
     
  10. iceni60

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    yeah i know, Jan. i don't feel that bad, just alittle :)
     
  11. eyes-open

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    A couple of the sites mentioned Softpedia and Shell City whilst excellent, still require that the user use some judgement.

    Notice here at Softpedia that the software is both given a clean bill of health and at the same time comes with warnings of possible third party applications to watch out for in the install process. I don't wish to downplay Softpedia and accept that the program itself may be excellent and clean - I just point out that the user must still approach some Softpedia software with due caution and read all the notes.

    At Shell Extension City , another excellent site that I visit regularly, you should try to investigate the software for yourself before downloading. Yet again some great stuff, but if you read the policy you will see the following:-

    Not to put anyone off, they're great sites - just to illustrate that even 'trusted' sites should be approached with some care.
     
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    Download.com
    Snapfiles
    Softpedia
    Majorgeeks
    Soruceforge

    In that order (from most reputable)
     
  16. gerardwil

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    Not a special download site in general. But I have a look at this site http://lists.gpick.com/index.html every now and then, specially at the "new or Updated Links". I guess most of us are that paranoid and using a lot of anti-crap tools we don't bother that much :D
    That said I agree with most sites mentioned in your postings.
    Cheers,

    Gerard
     
  17. AnthonyG

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    I received an email from Download.com a couple of weeks back saying they will test every program they promote and if it has got any adaware, spyware they wont list it.

    Seems like a good site
     
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    I copied these links from spywarewarrior:

    Most if not all of the "adware-supported" or "advertising-supported" applications on the Net have adware-free equivalents. There's simply no need to use advertising-supported applications. If you're looking for truly free software without any unwanted surprises, see the following sites:

    CleanSoftware.org
    OldVersion.com
    FreeWindows.dk
    The OpenCD
    GNUWin II
    The OSSWin Project
    Moochers
     
  19. squash

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    Yes, now I remember! :D I also use Oldversion.com and GNUWinII (but now dead)
     
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  21. squash

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    Updated.
    In order from the one I trust to the least.

    Author's/Company website
    CNET Download.com
    GNUWinII
    Tinyapps
    Snapfiles
    Softpedia
    Oldversion.com
    Majorgeeks
    Sourceforge
     
  22. mercurie

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    All,
    Pretty much the same here as some have already stated. Below for me:

    Download.com
    Snapfiles
    Majorgeeks

    Good informational poll! ;)
     
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