It adds extensions in my browsers without consent, it is strange but true.....
Sigo en castellano: Acbo de formatear un pc, no he entrado para nada en este sitio y,sin embargo, me haan "colado " una extension suya en Chrome...y estoy totálmente seguro de lo que digo.
Can't rely on this website anymore. It used to be good until they turned all their downloads into a single downloader (downloads accelerator, but not even that) that comes with bundled software offers from third-party companies and most of them are potentially unwanted programs, adware (toolbars or browser extensions) and spyware... and anyway there are much better options out there, softonic shouldn't essentially stay alive.
The website its self is safe, as for the downloads it depends on what it is you are downloading.
I've downloaded plenty of games in the past and even in the present from Softonic and so far no viruses or anything wrong with my laptop.
I will admit once I downloaded something a while back I ended up having unwanted toolbars and one other program installed on my computer even after I unchecked for them NOT to be downloaded on my device, I still can't uninstall one of them to this day.
But overall great website to download things from. Just be cautious peeps.
Looking to install a virus on your computer? Look no further! Softonic.com is a virus and malware deployment site guaranteed to f--k up you computer if you install their downloading software!
1) find the app or utility on their site and click "Download"
2) Download their "downloading" software
3) upload that file to any on-line virus checking site
4) See all the pretty red warnings about detected virus in that file
5) throw file in garbage and empty trash
have to be very very..i mean extremely safe while downloading from this site...the site in itself is good...but along with the actual download..it downloads various other virus links and extensions..just now a trojan was removed from my computer...so please be careful
Some reputable companies like Microsoft distribute free software thru this site. Attempting to download and install reputable software, the User Access Control was changed to allow installation of anything without user intervention and authorization. This was followed by installing their customized bar (PUP_Optional_Sweetpacs). The default search engine was changed and home page was changed.
The repairs can be done by a power user, following Malware Anti-Malware's instructions, using AdwClearner and Junk Removal Tool. After the malware is removed, UAC and internet browser settings need to be rechecked and reset as needed.
NOT SAFE, DO NOT VISIT. To download anything from this site you need to download "Softonic Downloader", a virus. As of 17/06/2013 Google Safe Browsing Diagnostics says that this site has distributed malware in the past 90 days. DO NOT GO TO THIS SITE.
Don´t understand why softonic is Green. Every download comes with an installer and plenty of toolbars, adware and other stuff
Sobre este site
Descarga software gratis, de forma segura y 100% libre de virus desde Softonic. Descubre software para Windows, Mac, Apps, Móviles, WebApps y mucho más.. El sitio web creado para ayudarte a disfrutar del mejor software.