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How to verify is a website is bug free?


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#1 softeyes

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:21 PM

Thanks in advance to whomever can get the cobwebs out of my brain!

 

Website: http://file.org/free-download/free-file-viewer

 

Teach me how I can determine if this website is bug free or "safe" to download?

 

I can't remember how to do so?  I looked in my MSE and MBAM and did not see any settings to scan a website?

(I know..it must be easy however, it's one of those days!!) :apple:

 

 

Self edit: Mod fix my silly subject typo??


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 05:50 PM


There are number of web resources (URL Link Scanners) which can be used to check suspicious/unfamiliar sites or get second opinions.-- Use several different vendors when performing queries to confirm the results of page content. Even doing this, you still need to be cautions of other links on the page itself which can redirect to a malicious page.
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:37 PM

And...QM7 comes to my rescue once again! :flowers:

 

Imagine @quietman7, not only can I be worried about a website and how to verify if it's legit, no malware or a virus; using my "common sence" to "Google" options..how in this world could/would I know if the source I found was "legit!"

 

In fact, I did go to Major Geeks..a couple of thier suggestions are not longer available?

 

As I did search BC for any pinned advice for this task, I did not see anything?  Did I miss something?

If there is not a pinned thread regarding my beginner question, I really think it would be awesome?

 

As always, so very grateful.

 

softeyes... :inlove:



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

There is a list in this pinned topic. :)
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:04 PM

Well..what-da-ya know..Of Course you would have created such a "thing"... :thumbsup:

 

I'm a perfect example of a frazzled individual who is attempting to "help a family member" who is in a state of despair; thusly I become even more in despair since I know how to turn a computer on and off! (And the bigger picture is her corporate job potential!)

 

My "better" judgement and searching ability here in BC went 0--la!

 

Now..praying I can find a solution to the "real problem"..(Why not share?  We're family, yes?)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592819/com-email-attachment-confusion/?p=3836355

 

I remain..humble and thankful..



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:12 PM

What I do to make sure programs I download are ok is just to get them from Major Geeks. I just realized how much I rely on Major Geeks, I hope they don't go away.



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:27 PM

These are popular and safe third-party download hosting sites for software:
* BleepingComputer Downloads
* MajorGeeks
* SnapFiles
* Softpedia
* TechSpot
* FilePuma
* Gizmos Freeware
* Ninite
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