Where you download software from?

Where you download software from?

  • http://download.cnet.com

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • http://www.filehippo.com

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • http://www.softonic.com

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • http://www.softpedia.com

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • http://www.majorgeeks.com

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • The Software Official Site

    Votes: 10 71.4%

  • Total voters
    14

landerio

Member
After getting a new PC, we have to install lots apps to make it work for us. My question is Where you download these software from? (Most time)
 

patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Microsoft MVP
Many of the download sites are cluttered with "extras" which you can usually avoid by selecting a custom install and rejecting all the add-on junk so I always try to obtain direct from the software originator where possible.
 

davidhk129

Senior Member
After getting a new PC, we have to install lots apps to make it work for us. My question is Where you download these software from? (Most time)
General rule of thumb is...... go to the manufacture's own website for downloading its products.

Example : I recently install the win 8.1 prop preview into my VMware Player.
I needed to install Malwarebytes ( I don't trust Windows Defender too much ).
I went to Malwarebytes website for download although it is also available in CNET which is well known and reputable by its own rights.
 
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realray

New Member
well, all of us know that it would be better to download software from their official site, but there you can only get the latest ones~~
 

brkkab

Fantastic Member
Ninite, FileHippo and MajorGeeks for the free software. Official vendor's site for paid software and driver's/bios.
 

Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
Mainly the official sites, but I trust SnapFiles, they announce about attached bugs.
 
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