Which download sites do you trust?

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  1. omegakilo

    omegakilo Guest

    Hi,
    There are a lot of download sites.
    And I want to ask you guys which download sites you trust.
    Or maybe which download sites you always go to check the lastest updates.
    I always goto Fileforum to checkout the latest updates.
    You?

    P.S: No ones going to say WSF, right? :doubt:
     
  2. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    Softpedia,Filehippo and MajorGeeks.
     
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    FileForum, MajorGeeks, SnapFiles, Softpedia
     
  4. ASM

    ASM Registered Member

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    Same here, especially Softpedia... I like their review too.:)
     
  5. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    http://www.klitetools.com/index.php
    http://shellcity.net/
    http://www.aplusfreeware.com/
    http://www.freewarearena.com/html/index.php
    http://www.freedecentdownloads.com/
    http://www.buzzys.net/
    http://bink.nu/Downloads.bink
    http://pricelesswarehome.org/
    http://www.freeware-guide.com/index.html
    http://www.webgrid.co.uk/
    http://www.snapfiles.com/
    http://freewarewiki.com/
    http://www.2-software.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/
    edit - http://fileforum.betanews.com/

    here are some freeware game sites
    http://www.gamehippo.com/
    http://www.acid-play.com/
    http://www.caiman.us/
    http://www.bruneras.com/

    there are loads more, i still always scan my downloads even though i trust the places! but, i haven't used any of those sites, apart from snapfiles when i started installing vista the other day, for a couple of years because i stopped using windows, but i just checked they are still the same people and know they are great trustworthy sites :cool:
     
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  6. tradetime

    tradetime Registered Member

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    I always try to go to the software developers own site if possible.
     
  7. mike21

    mike21 Registered Member

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    I always look at cnet's download.com first. Many users reviews, fast downloads, nice look and installation confirmed spyware & adaware free.

    But I believe that all the big sites are more than safe: fileforum/betanews, snapfiles, tucows, softpedia etc.

    Download from above sites without any hesitation.
     
  8. ThunderZ

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    What tradetime said first and foremost.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    Softpedia & Filehippo. I also look for freeware on FreewareFiles, but I do not trust it, becuase it offers fake soft as well.
     
  10. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I second that. I always start from the official home page, which is a good and safe habit and I have that link stored in my installation file per software.
     
  11. freakish

    freakish Registered Member

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    FileHippo, Softpedia, Betanews.

    I like FileHippo's update checker. Softpedia and Betanews also has a nifty feature that can notify (thru email) registered users of updates to programs that they choose.
     
  12. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    www.karenware.com ==> helpful no-nonsense utilities

    Karen's Replicator, in particular, is easy to use and free.
     
  13. the Tester

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    Major Geeks and SnapFiles.
     
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    zapjb Registered Member

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    Download.com
    MajorGeeks.com
    SnapFiles.com
     
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