Is filehippo UpdateChecker safe?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TheMozart, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    I was wanting to use the Filehippo updatechecker, but wanted to ask everyone if you think it can be a trojan or security and privacy risk? Who really knows what the program is doing and sending back to filehippo, right?

    http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/

    Safe or best to avoid?
     
  2. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Anyone? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Technical

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    Perfectly safe, clean and welcome tool.
    You can also configure it to look for programs in non-default (Program files) location.
     
  4. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I always found Filehippo to be safe, you can scan any file you download with AV or malwarebytes Anti-maleware.
     
  5. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    I am using it ever since it released.
     
  6. markedmanner

    markedmanner Registered Member

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    Source: http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/

    That is the privacy policy. If you still dont trust them Im sure you could do traffic analysis with a tool like Wireshark to get an idea of what is being sent back. I peronally feel this tool is very safe security and privacy wise.
     
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  7. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    thank you everyone :thumb:

    I will continue using it now.
     
  8. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    why filehippo o_O

    it's safe but i prefer more reliable one like Secunia anyway it's ur choice
     
  9. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    I have never used it but lots of people do. I don't think it would have the reputation it does if it wasn't safe or a rogue.
     
  10. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Secunia is only for vulnerability fixes. If the program update doesn't contain security fixes, PSI won't show the update.
     
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