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#1 rlight

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:04 AM

I would like to download Eraser on my computer. What is a safe site to do this?  Is Download.Cnet.com a good source?



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:42 AM

Always download from the developers site if possible, otherwise you open yourself up to all sorts of spamvertising and add-ons.

 

http://eraser.heidi.ie/download.php



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:16 AM

Is Download.Cnet.com a good source?

For heaven's sake DO NOT download from Cnet!!  Cnet uses a wrapped installer with all kinds of unwanted extras.  If you google "cnet wrapped installer" you'll see a whole bunch of articles warning you about downloading from Cnet.  Here's a thread on Cnet's own forums with lots of complaints from people who downloaded from them and got more than they bargained for.

 

Personally, Softpedia is my goto download source.  What I particularly like about them is they warn you if a certain installer contains any crapware as shown below...

 

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Furthermore, if there's a portable version of the software I go for that instead.  Since portable software has no installer they can't foist crap on you.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:06 PM

I used to like Softpedia but hate what they did to the site.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:59 PM

I wouldn't go near Cnet! I too dislike softpedia now. I prefer filehippo, if I can't find it on the developer site.

http://filehippo.com/download_eraser/ <--- as an option for the member.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:20 PM

I don't use FileHippo often but I understand they too are following in Cnet's footsteps.  If you look closely at the download button you'll see where it says "Download Manager Enabled".

 

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And yes, you may argue that they provide a direct download link as well but so does Cnet.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:47 PM

SourceForge is always a good location to download from.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:57 PM

I suppose you say while knowing that Sourceforge also use a wrapped installer as well as the reason why GIMP has moved its Windows downloads from Sourceforge.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

I've been downloading stuff from there for years and never seen that... They must have dumped it pretty quick as a bad idea. Here's Eraser from Source Forge

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/eraser/

 

Oh, and here is Gimp for Windows from SourceForge.

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/

 

Neither have downloaders, as you can see.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:16 PM

At filehippo Download Manager enabled is for use if you use their separate file checker app which I don't use. As long as I have downloaded individual apps I have never gotten wrappers with any of their apps.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

All that said, if you can download anything directly from a developers site it is the safest and surest way. There can be no 3rd party interest.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:29 PM

I concur and thats the first choice I would use. But It's not always possible and now we have given multiple options to those who may be reading this as well as the OP.

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