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Tucows used to be a trusted site with no such malware allowed in the programs they had for downloads. This is no longer true.
I downloaded a bbcode editor and I wound up with both conduit and sweetpacks browser hijackers.
If you do choose to download something from this site, pay very close attention to the what you are agreeing to. What looked like the customary usage agreements were actually agreements to install these browser hijackers. I *STILL* can not get rid of Conduit.
Many downloads here. Some are good but others are not. Unsatisfactory YELLOW rating overall for me. USE CAUTION and scan everything you download from this site before opening any programs or files.
It's either: A shop or other that uses SPAM to his promotion (adverts), even famous brands, deemed reliable, do the same now, I've seen public services in any country to use SPAM for their advancement (tourism, trade fairs, shows, festivals, etc..), there is only a small step for hospitals, police, governments, schools, ... will go do the same too. A disaster of modern times now affecting other means of mobile communications (smartphones, tablets, SMS, etc..).
Or if it's either: An address used for SPAM, endless new addresses (even the wacky, with a letter changed, weird word, numbers, .......) are created permanently to bypass filters, updated constantly, that harassed and antispam services put to block this scourge!
Apparently this is the feast of site creations including fake sites for spam, scams, to sell us (legally or illegally) their products or services, and pollute the planet with electric resources wasted, thank you also HOSTS complaisant with the SPAM and the world of profit!
One day, the number of Internet domains used for SPAM extensively exceed the number of useful internet domains, like the number of SPAM received which represents 90% of e-mails that are received in the world!
/!\ A VERY IMPORTANT TIP /!\ :
DON'T CLICK ON ANYLINK IN A SPAM, INCLUDING THE UNSUSCRIBE LINK, BECAUSE YOU WOULD CONFIRM THAT YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS VALID, TO BETTER SPAMMING YOU, SPAMS are very contagious with illegal resale data, unofficially legal in corrupt countries!
REPORT DIRECTLY SUSPECTS E-MAIL, SMS OR CALL TO SERVICES PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE THAT THE AUTHORITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO COMBAT THIS PANDEMIC!
Il s'agit soit: Un commerce ou autres qui se sert du SPAM pour faire sa promotion, même des célèbres marques, réputé fiable en font de même maintenant, j'ai vu des services publics de n'importe quel pays utiliser du SPAM pour leur promotion (tourisme, expositions, salons, festivités, etc.), il n'y a qu'un pas à franchir pour que les hôpitaux, la police, les gouvernements, les écoles, ... , s'y mettent aussi. Un véritable désastre des temps modernes qui touche maintenant d'autres moyens de communications mobiles (smartphones, tablettes, SMS, etc.).
Ou il s'agit sinon soit: Une des adresses servant pour le SPAM, une infinité de nouvelles adresses (même les plus farfelus, avec une lettre qui change, un mot bizarre, des chiffres, .......) sont créé en permanence pour contourner les filtres, mis a jour en permanence, que les harcelés et les services antispams mettent pour bloquer ce fléau!
Apparemment c'est la fête des créations de site y compris des faux sites pour du spam, des arnaques, de la publicité pour nous vendre (légalement ou illégalement) leur produits, ou services, et polluer la planète avec des ressources électriques gaspillés, merci aussi les hébergeurs complaisants envers le SPAM et le monde du profit!
Un jour, le nombres de domaines internet servant à du SPAM dépassera largement le nombre de domaines internet utiles, à l'instar du nombre de SPAM reçus qui représente 90% des e-mails qui sont reçus dans le monde!
La preuve ici:
/!\ UN CONSEIL TRÈS IMPORTANT /!\ :
NE CLIQUEZ JAMAIS SUR N'IMPORTE QUEL LIENS DANS UN SPAM, Y COMPRIS LE LIEN DE DÉSABONNEMENT, VOUS NE FERAIS QUE CONFIRMER QUE VOTRE ADRESSE E-MAIL EST VALIDE, POUR MIEUX VOUS SPAMMER, le SPAM est très contagieux avec la revente illégale des données, officieusement légale dans des pays corrompus!
SIGNALEZ DIRECTEMENT LES E-MAILS, LES SMS OU APPELS SUSPECTS VERS DES SERVICES PRÉVUS A CET EFFET QUE LES AUTORITÉS ET ASSOCIATIONS ONT MIS EN PLACE POUR LUTTER CONTRE CETTE PANDÉMIE!
My experiences with this website are negative due ot the increasing amount of malware found in the downloads, usually containing adware, trojans and spyware. The hosted site however is clean as there is no malicious script execution upon downloading the sites contents from simply visiting it.
Actually, during this site around 2002, I downloaded a trojan which caused a redirect to a now-closed domain which I can no longer remember but affected my Tiny PC during the time badly, causing an overall major slowdown and lethargic performance.
To all those users that rate tucows.com a "non-good" site, don't overlook disagreeing with the Excellent rating by choosing the category "Other users opinions">"Good site">"I DISAGREE" — there's a catagory for disagreeing with the Good rating.
March 2015, listed as a notorous market domain name registrar by US Trade department. See:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014%20Notorious%20Markets%20List%2... (pdf - page 12 and 16)
April 2013 and June 2013, of hundreds of registrars, tucows is ranked 6th and 5th, respectively, as a registrar of rogue internet pharmacies. See:
March 2013, of hundreds of registrars, tucows is ranked 4th as a registrar of rogue internet pharmacies. See:
November 2012, tucows ranked 7th. See:
30-day safety report for: tucows.com
During the last 7 days potentially active malware was detected on the main site of this domain. (updated Mar 04, 2016 GMT)
Types of Malware Found 1
Safety Scan Report
SCUMWARE ***** Alert
DrWeb ***** Alert
WARNING: The IP PTR associated with this record, does not resolve back to it's original IP address.
This is very bad practice.
PTR IP: 10.3.3.12
***** MMT - Sites engaged in the use of misleading marketing tactics
***** This classification is assigned to sites that use misleading tactics to push applications (e.g. affiliate sites peddling a program as a free removal tool when infact it's a free scan only) or websites.
Some pages on tucows.com contain harmful programs right now.
***** Some pages on this website install malware on visitors' computers.
***** Attackers on this site might try to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).
***** Some pages on this website send visitors to the following dangerous websites: faststonesoft.net, driverorange.com, and msecnd.net.
CLEAN MX realtime database: [VIRUSES]
bad ware Spyware Rogue Scanners
MMT - Sites engaged in the use of misleading marketing tactics
flashcookiecleaner download from tucows avast say
Infection: Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
The website is identified by 2 scanning engines
Win32/Somoto.A potentially unwanted application
Keygen.Activator__7630_il6513.exe ___ ADWARE/Adware.Gen2
W32/MalwareF.MGYX, multiple threat
Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.C potentially unsafe application
Win32/DownloadAdmin.G potentially unwanted application
are just some have a look
No certificates were found.
Quick bit of computer info. Stay the hell away from tucows.com. They used to be a reputable place to download software, both free, trial and paid for. I just downloaded a simple program there and their 'download manager' added spyware, changed my homepage and added a program to run at startup to reinstall everything should I uninstall it. I cleaned it all out, but this sort of s**t just pisses me off.
I used to love this site several years ago. It was the only place I trusted to get great shareware. This all changed after I had to spend hours fixing a family members PC after they installed the "5-cow rated" Stopzilla product from Tucows. Numerous user comments were posted on the site (spanning 2+ years) about this scareware, yet the software remained "recommended". I checked Tucows today, and now all the bad comments are deleted and Stopzilla is still top rated. Best part? Stopzilla is one of their paid sponsors (meaning Stopzilla sends money to Tucows). How can I trust anything else on the site?
scott s., the epitome of internet scum, responsible for this and many other scams, as well as ruining previously successful and reputable companies, software and services.