Posts Tagged ‘softpedia’

How Deceptive Ads Trick You on Download Sites

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Very few things in life are free; and that’s doubly true when you’re talking about the internet …

Many download sites, and it does not really matter if they are download portals like Softpedia or Download.com, or file hosting services like Turbobit or Mediafire, use ads to generate revenue. That’s a perfectly fine business model and all, and I do not think a lot of Internet users would criticize them for that.

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Downloading Software from Third Party Sites Makes Sense, Sometimes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Usually I just stick with the developer site, put up with the surveys and questionnaires and enter a bunch of bogus information; third party sites make me nervous …

Whenever I want to download software, I try to do so from the developer website and not third party websites. Not necessarily because I trust the developer website more, but to make sure that I can snag the latest version of the program, and not an older version. Yes, even respected download portals do carry older versions of applications in their repository, especially when the release of a new software version has been very recent. Regardless of the download location, I always double-check the downloaded file online and offline before I execute or run it on the system.

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