Free Software Links, Safe Or Not?

darkerside187

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I Have Come Across Loads Of Free Softwares On Youtube But Am Not Sure How To Check, Here Is A Few:
[removed all pirated software link]
 

USAFRet

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Unless you download it direct from the publisher, 100% not trustworthy.
If you do download it direct from the 'publisher', then it is 'merely' suspect.
 

Ralston18

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And have a designated "download" directory where you can apply/run multiple AV and malware scans.

Plus delete the entire directory if need be.

And some "free" software may pass the AV scans. However, once loaded and executed it may go back online and download something else.

Probably bad.....
 

JoshRoss

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Torrents? A lot of torrents are malicious.
Software from 3rd party vendors? Avoid it, usually, comes with bundle ware.

Point is like people mentioned, it is best to go to the developers' website and get the software directly. If it is paid software and you want it, try looking into alternatives or save up some money. Anything that is "free" might not be legitimate. Always be cautious of what you are downloading.
 

mdd1963

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+1

downloading things from torrents is virtually 'begging for it'...and the 'it' is not good.
 
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