Which software portal do you use most?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Brian_12, Dec 14, 2009.

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Which software portal do you use most?

  1. download.cnet.com

    16 vote(s)
    15.8%
  2. brothersoft.com

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  3. majorgeeks.com

    33 vote(s)
    32.7%
  4. freewarehome.com

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. downloads.zdnet.com

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  6. software.com

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. freewareplanet.net

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. softpedia.com

    28 vote(s)
    27.7%
  9. filehippo.com

    33 vote(s)
    32.7%
  10. tucows.com

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  11. Other (please list)

    11 vote(s)
    10.9%
  12. None (Author's site)

    23 vote(s)
    22.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Brian_12

    Brian_12 Guest

    I use filehippo the most. It's the fastest.

    What site do you use most to download your software?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I use three about equaly, but i am very particular to the software I download from these sites.

    majorGeeks
    Filehippo
    Tucows
     
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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  4. FiOS Dan

    FiOS Dan Registered Member

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    Ditto.
     
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I use MG almost always. I trust the site to be free from any droppsies.

    Years ago filehippo & softpedia sites used to drop nasties. Probably no more. And snapfile didn't vet the programs they offered. I know this is all outdated info. But that's why I download from MG almost always. And am extra careful when downloading elsewhere.
     
  6. FiOS Dan

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    I am not doubting your info but nothing I DL'd from snapfiles ever contained malware...FWIW. Could be that I was just lucky. :doubt:
     
  7. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Ditto on snapfiles & ditto on the zero malware.
     
  8. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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  9. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    I use the vendors site whenever possible. Beyond that, the site I use most is Sourceforge.
     
  10. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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  11. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I always try to go to the product's developer page whenever possible. As far as download sites I like filehippo the best for download but softpedia also because there are usually a lot more screenshots of the product
     
  12. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    majorgeeks.com :)
     
  13. stackz

    stackz Registered Member

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    MajorGeeks or a direct link from the vendors site.
     
  14. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    I don't know what you mean by "vet the program"....
    http://www.snapfiles.com/adware_spyware_concerns.html

    If the program they offer is supported by ad toolbars or the like, they do warn you right on the programs little preview/download page.

    Also hit major geeks now 'n then, as well as download.com and cnet.
     
  15. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    Ditto. In reverse order, though, usually.
    Developer's site usually yields latest info / builds, but I trust MajorGeeks for their DL content & integrity.
     
  16. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    I always seem to turn to Snapfiles first. Softpedia - second and Major Geeks - third.
     
  17. innerpeace

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    I use the vendor's site, majorgeeks and softpedia.

    All files I download are still scanned by my AV, 2 on demand scanners and/or uploaded to virustotal or jotti.
     
  18. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    My preferences are Vendor's site, File Hippo, then Snapfiles.
     
  19. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

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    filehippo .. clean site.
     
  20. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    i check for updates with Update notifiers and if there is any update available, ill download it from authors website. More secure:)
     
  21. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    Filehippo for me. I mainly use for downloading freewares like CCleaner,Utorrent,7-zip,Winamp................etc.
    For trials softpedia is best.
     
  22. progress

    progress Guest

    download.cnet.com :)
     
  23. guest

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    I prefer going to the product's official sites, but in fact, I subscribed to a number of RSS feeds from download sites on my FeedBurner.

    The File Hippo one is my favorite.
     
  24. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    Major Geeks, Filehippo, CNET, and Nonags paid (life member); I also use vendor sites.
     
  25. Wan

    Wan Guest

    Softpedia and Cnet
     
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