Crapware Article

  alanrwood 10:17 27 Jan 2014
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Interesting article on those big download sites

click here

  lotvic 11:23 27 Jan 2014

Thanks for that Article, really helpful to know there is a 'Direct Download Link' on those sites that avoids the Installer and so doesn't have the crapware, pups in download.

  onthelimit1 11:32 27 Jan 2014

Very informative - thanks.

  spuds 12:52 27 Jan 2014

Very interesting article, and one well worth reading.

In the case of CNET, I was totally unaware of its activities until recently when I ended up with the PUP 'MySearchDial' on the computer. Trying to remove this is proving very difficult.

I note also from the article the suggested recommended download websites. MajorGeeks and FileHippo being two suggested 'safe' sites. So its a good job I often recommend these to people on this forum requesting downloads. I now feel that little more happy for offering advice that might not cause future problems for others!.

  Ian in Northampton 12:55 27 Jan 2014

Many thanks alanrwood. I consider myself pretty savvy about this stuff, but it's still a very worthwhile read.

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