Discussion in 'polls' started by Brian_12, Dec 14, 2009.
I use filehippo the most. It's the fastest.
What site do you use most to download your software?
I use three about equaly, but i am very particular to the software I download from these sites.
Just about all mine from www.snapfiles.com
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 I know this is all outdated info.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.
I am not doubting your info but nothing I DL'd from snapfiles ever contained malware...FWIW. Could be that I was just lucky.
Ditto on snapfiles & ditto on the zero malware.
I use www.majorgeeks.com/ and Snapfiles.
I use the vendors site whenever possible. Beyond that, the site I use most is Sourceforge.
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
MajorGeeks or a direct link from the vendors site.
I don't know what you mean by "vet the program"....
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.
Ditto. In reverse order, though, usually.
Developer's site usually yields latest info / builds, but I trust MajorGeeks for their DL content & integrity.
I always seem to turn to Snapfiles first. Softpedia - second and Major Geeks - third.
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.
My preferences are Vendor's site, File Hippo, then Snapfiles.
filehippo .. clean site.
i check for updates with Update notifiers and if there is any update available, ill download it from authors website. More secure
Filehippo for me. I mainly use for downloading freewares like CCleaner,Utorrent,7-zip,Winamp................etc.
For trials softpedia is best.
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.
Major Geeks, Filehippo, CNET, and Nonags paid (life member); I also use vendor sites.
Softpedia and Cnet
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