Posts Tagged ‘download wrapper’

AntiAdware Blocks Download Wrappers and Adware on Popular Websites

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Sure, you can often avoid download wrappers by simply paying attention and being picky about what sites you download from, but it’s still nice to have a second layer of defense … just in case.

Depending on where you download your software from, you may get nasty surprises in form of adware with it. This is done to increase revenue for the site’s parent company at the expense of users visiting it. Some sites give you options to opt-out of using the site’s custom installer while others don’t.

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Why Search Engines are as Bad as Download Sites when it Comes to Freeware

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Although a lot of this goes without saying, it’s still good to keep in mind if you don’t want to be plagued with unwanted search bars, useless anti-virus programs and other annoying adware.

There are many free programs out there on the Internet that are great: Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC Media Player, CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller, QuietRSS, WinSCP or KeePass are just some examples of programs that you can download and use for free. While it should be pretty straightforward to download these programs, it’s often not the case. Sure, if you know the url they are offered on then you go there and download them, but if you don’t, you have to use search engines or visit a download site to get them.

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