Ghacks has a new owner...Softonic

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by stapp, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. stapp

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  2. Spartan

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    Just what we needed, a spyware / PUP inflating company to take ownership of one of the best tech sites! :rolleyes:
     
  3. emmjay

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    I like ghacks. I am a regular visitor.
    Unfortunately, Softonic does not have a good reputation (as well as bloat, spyware and PUPs, they have spread a few viruses in their time).
    I hope that I will not have to log into the Softonic website to get to the ghack tech blog. If it remains separate, I'll continue to visit.
     
  4. Azure Phoenix

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    Why is the comment section of that article filled with what seems spam?

    edit: It appears to be only on the mobile version.
     
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  5. Circuit

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    I notice many more blocks with Ublock, Umatrix, and Adguard. :mad:
     
  6. plat1098

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    Adguard isn't showing all THAT many blocks with Edge.old but that could change at any time.

    I'm very disappointed in this development, maybe the site needed a white knight and got sort of a grey-ish one instead. Money for ghacks and a shot in the arm reputation-wise for Softonic. Nevertheless, I'll keep dropping in now and then because it's a gem of a site. Hope it stays that way.
     
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