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Aug 28, 2015
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This is NOT a trustable site, anyone can post there and hackers are taking advantage of it. Ive had to reset my chrome and reset my mac several times because of that Junk website. Do not download any content from there. I am warning you.
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Aug 19, 2015
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A very risky place to download/install programs. If you do use this site, be aware of adware, trojans, and other various malicious content.
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Jul 28, 2015
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Distributes malware with legitimate programs
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Jul 25, 2015
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Often they bundle software installer with their toolbar, spyware, PUP. NEVER download anything from them, ALWAYS download from the original manufacturer website
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Jul 11, 2015
This is a TERRIBLE website. Dont waste your time here. It will alow virus/malware content onto the website, and they dont give a crud about service. All they care about is MONEY MONEY MONEY. some more proof: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/dac05b4f1df10226a1e6fffa72cc619da7fccee710e4fa4c6a4fdafa92bde7ac/analysis/ 136 negetive. WTH?! https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130531124218AAY7Nfv http://www.thesafemac.com/boycott-softonic/ http://www.otakusoftware.com/blog/2008/06/24/beware-softonic-download-scam/ https://safeweb.norton.com/reviews?url=softonic.com Is that enough proof for you? You want more?
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Jun 25, 2015
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I always get annoying unwanted software on this website and there are sooo much ads, most of them not suitable for children.
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Jun 17, 2015
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Descargue programas desde esta pagina y casi me arruinan la notebook. Junto con la descarga se agregaron virus y malware, se me abria el navegador por si solo, se me cerraban los programas que quería utilizar y me aparecia ventanas de publicidad de la nada. Cuando descargas podes destildar ciertos programas que vienen incluidos pero aun destildandolos me ha descargado todo tipo de virus. No es recomendable descargar nada de esta pagina.
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May 25, 2015
Only a fool would download from Softonic. The second you enter the page just straight up tells you how awful it is with a video of a girl talking about Softonic on autoplay. 3/4 of their programs are imitations of other products, like 'Fifa 15 Free Download!" or "Call of Duty free download!", the other 1/4 are their 'Softonic helper program' or 'free virtual christmas tree on your desktop!' (Yes, that is a thing) So let's say you download from their site, well, upon installing you will get the dreaded Softonic Toolbar, adware, and other programs that you didn't even choose to install. If you want to download or publish something legit on their site, I'll advise you not to. Just try mediafire, dropbox, mega, or other sites instead of this one.
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May 20, 2015
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Another one of those platforms of various software downloads that (often with malicious partners) change installers to insert all kinds of crap (adware, viruses, rootkits, trojans, ...) and make a profit on the back of original softwares developers (even free programs). IMPORTANT TIP: Always remember to search the programs that you find interesting on a search engine and go directly to the developer's website to download it without risk.
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May 17, 2015
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Adware, Adware and more Adware.
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May 12, 2015
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Softonic is the first software download site in Europe and the 2nd one worldwide but annoying ads
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Apr 9, 2015
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How about VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS
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Apr 5, 2015
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This ugly site full of adware and viruses. It does not deserve an excellent rating at all
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Mar 22, 2015
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softonic.com packages malware and viruses into its "DOWNLOADS". So, be very CAREFUL.
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Credible Downloads.This is caused when you download a Softonic Toolbar. 1.Downgrades you to Vista to 2000. 2.Softonic as a Homepage & a Browser. 3.256 Languages. 4.Ships and Affiliates McAfee. 5.Does not allow you to mywot.com. 6.Constant Crashes. 7.Above@,Makes 3 -4 ADMIN Accounts (Opinion). 8.Destroys Avast!,BitDefender,Steam(Ships with VALVe). 9.Causes problems while running Firefox 9. 10.PUP Damage. 11.Does not allow you to download with Softonic's Toolbar. 12.Fake Downloads. 13.Used by Joel in Vinesauce to destroy Windows 7 on a Virtual PC. 14.Incredible Damages. 15.Annoying Google search when you're trying to download a Program. Total Causes:15.
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Ok software download site. Contains TONS of ad-ware! Try to avoid!
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Feb 20, 2015
i've had viruses from it. it has fake items and children fall for it.
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Feb 13, 2015
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Site lead to unwanted installs
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Feb 11, 2015
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Do not use this website and all *.softonic.com: it provides adwares!! Repackage is an illegal activity and a copyright infringement.
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Feb 7, 2015
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This website is dangerous as for it claims to give users loads of freeware that will probably be bundled with malicious content
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