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#1 Verons88

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:13 AM

I've heard of many free downloads available including free anti-virus, anti-spyware, free programs & the list goes on......

I also heard that some site are actually created by the hacker themselves, and downloading a 'free ware' from here is dangerous.

May I know if there's any 'trusted or safe sites for downloading freeware"

For example, Im currently looking for a tool called Reshacker for my post previously:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/72391/spybot-search-destroy/

I have trouble opening that link, so I wonder if it's possible to get Reshacker from elsewhere.
There's many sites offered 'free Reshacker download' (more than 25,000 sites from the result of download Reshacker).

Can anyone provide a few links for download?
It will be great if the link provide many downloads such as http://www.filehippo.com/.

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:43 PM

None of the usual freeware sites have the file, but I did find a copy.
McAfee SiteAdvisor shows this site as safe.
I downloaded the file and scanned it with AVG, and no infections were found.
Looks safe to try.
Resource Hacker v3.4.0

For my Freeware, I've found these sites to be safe:
softpedia.com
majorgeeks.com
snapfiles.com
nonags.com

NOTE:
Always scan anything downloaded from the internet, with your Antivirus, before opening it!!

Edited by tg1911, 18 November 2006 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:18 PM

Thank you tg1911, just what I'm looking for!
Hope there will be more list added for safe download sites in this forum in future. :thumbsup:

I have a suggestion:
Since most tools are downloaded and tested safe for use (for example AVG Free, Spybot SD),
why not the moderator / admin team create a new extension for this forum (maybe name it Downloads),
and make available the exe. files instead? So instead of going to the links, which sometimes not available or expired, we can get the exe. files here. Then we can get the updates from their site after having the program file installed. Of course the exe. files are tested safe for use, then only made available here. Im not saying everyone can post a exe. file, but just the admin / mods here, so this plan will not be abused.

*Just a suggestion... *

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-verons- :flowers:
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:10 PM

We've got a large selection (and always growing) of safe freewawre alternatives, listed here:
Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

The list is updated on a regular basis.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:31 PM

Another good source for free (and not free) downloads is CNET's

http://www.download.com/
All of the files have been reviewed for spyware, have descriptions of what the applications do, reviews, and ratings by users. The latter can be used to determine how the application performs and would surface any kind of problem users have had with it.

The problem with having even the (relatively) few applications available for download (once any legal issues were resolved) would be both server storage space and bandwidth; moreover, maintaining these files so that the most current version is available to our members would be a major and redundant task.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:11 PM

I have used this site more than once when I used windows
http://lists.thedatalist.com/
haven't used it in over a year . Lot of Free and Pay "stuff" + info links

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:24 PM

Thank u everyone for the replies :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:34 PM

You're welcome, Verons88.
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