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Avoiding PUPs/foistware

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#1 Codaeus


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

Has anyone compiled a list of software download sites that do not use scamware/fraudware installers? Or maybe a list of sites that do, so that they can be avoided? If so, I'd like to see any such lists. Thanks!

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#2 myrti



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Hi Codaeus,

this may not quite be what you're looking for, but there's the hall of shame: http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?app=calendar&module=calendar&section=view&do=showevent&event_id=44514
A list of programs which are bundled with other things by default.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

These are generally safe third-party download hosting sites for free software:
* MajorGeeks
* SnapFiles
* FileHippo
* BleepingComputer Downloads

Safe software download sites Beware of deceptive download links & PUPs

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