While on the most part this site is pretty safe to download from, a lot of it's advertisements have links to sites containing viruses and some of the downloadable content from the site itself contains viruses. My friend clicked one of their ads offering WinRAR and it turned out the link was to an infected site which terminated his internet access to several sites such as Google; when he tried to access these sites he would be redirected to a fake Microsoft website telling him to download a spyware removal tool which was actually a virus. Luckily he was able to remove the virus and didn't download the fake spyware removal tool.
I have been using this site since 2002. I would recommend this site to anyone needing a secure downloading site. My computer has never received a virus or spyware from this site. Check it out. It might be useful to you. It has a great selection of freeware software in each category.
though this site claims to have "tested spyware free" files this is not the case 100% of the time. like all anti-viral software their are holes and without fully updated scanning software it leaves the user vulnerable. this site is a prime example as promising security while offering limited action towards it. the site itself is not a bad site but uploaders on there can be malicious so be careful.
Don't listen to this BS, I tried to DL media player classic here. The DL failed b/c my antivirus caught about 5 different attacks on my computer!
also, if this message gets trashed because of bad marks, it's probably the site trying to buff up it's own reputation.