This site is a very nice place to download open source freeware. But, I noticed that some of the download mirrors are hosted by blacklisted networks such as Softlayer, ColoCrossing, Ignum.cz, iWeb, National Central University (Taiwan), and Optimate-Server.
Under no circumstances should you use this site to download any of the great popular open source projects such as Filezilla etc. I don't know exactly when they went rogue, but it's disconcerting to say the least.
All of the major projects; VLC, 7zip, etc have their own .org pages and I would STRONGLY suggest you use them and block sourceforge at the domain level.
Ich hätte nicht gedacht, daß ich eines Tages vor SourceForge warnen muß. Leider enthalten die Windows Downloads von SourceForge seit einigen Tagen Schadsoftware, die zu massiven Beeinträchtigungen der Windows Systeme führen. Erste Projekte, wie z.B. GIMP ziehen sich aus diesem Grund der Plattform zurück.
Sourceforge has been taken over by dice.com who, according to recent articles on Slashdot, have started stuffing the downloads (including such notables as Irfanview and FileZilla) with adware and similar crap in the form of 'drive-by installers.'
It has been suggested that GitHub is a reasonable alternative.
Developers, beware! Based on what I've read so far, I would strongly recommend you find a different pipeline for distribution.
This site has begun encouraging popular projects to use their closed source installer which can be used to push spyware, adware, and malware.
Green download ads from third parties attempt to mislead users into clicking.
Very good and reliable site, tons of free & open source software to browse, download, and participate in. Good forums too. Some ads, but not much, and they seem to be unobtrusive.
If You're searching for open source software to download, this is absolutely the best and the safest place to get them, if they are developed here; You should avoid using any third-party sites to download them in case of attached malware.
Free, secure and fast downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory - SourceForge.net