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Which Freeware Download Sites Are Safe?


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#1 LinkHylian

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:06 PM

I was going to download some freeware earlier today from tucows, but then I realized I don't know if it (or any other sites) only have clean stuff available for download (i.e., no spyware attached to program).

What freeware sites are good to use, in general?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:10 AM

Have you checked out our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic?
Everything listed there, is safe.

A couple of the sites I use:
download.com
softpedia.com
majorgeeks.com
nonags.com

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#3 Dialer

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:23 AM

I also like filehippo.com. And you might want to check out the free open-source programs at SourceForge.net.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:30 AM

I have downloaded from Tucows without any problems.

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#5 LinkHylian

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:39 PM

Awesome, All! Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:42 AM

Another good one.
http://www.snapfiles.com/

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:53 AM

Like Dialer, I use FileHippo. So far, I haven't encountered any problems with this site.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:17 PM

This looks like another good one.




http://www.freewaregenius.com/

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

I have come across a few articles regarding assumed freeware sites and all pretty much appear worthless....the bottom line of freeware nowadays is either via torrents or deep web.  I have a few posts under the following site: (Link deleted) under the same profile name, nice to check it out.  Zero BS on bundled program packages....and you can find just about anything you want

 

 

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Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2016 - 03:00 PM.
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