Where you download software from?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by landerio, Aug 5, 2013.

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Where you download software from?

  1. http://download.cnet.com

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. http://www.filehippo.com

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. http://www.softonic.com

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. http://www.softpedia.com

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. http://www.majorgeeks.com

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  6. The Software Official Site

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
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  1. landerio

    landerio Member

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    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)
     
  2. landerio

    landerio Member

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    I download software from the official site and filehippo (for old version). ;)
     
  3. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    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.
     
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  4. landerio

    landerio Member

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    Yes, we should be careful while installing the software that downloaded from third party download sites.
     
  5. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    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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  6. realray

    realray New Member

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    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~~
     
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    Andrew Smith Well-Known Member

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

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

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