half the stuff you download is not the thing you downloaded. for example i downloaded something on a sandboxed pc so i didn't get malware and i got something completely different, plus tons of other garbage. i have seen malware on it before but only a few times.
When downloading something from softonic.com, F-secure sometimes blocks downloaded program, and say in details '' Malware''
When it doesn't, after you run a full computer scan, wih all file types(settings option), you will see virus,adware or else unwanted program. After remove, downloaded sofware not work anymore.
ALL these come from SOFTONIC
I download several programs, and at even if you pay attention, they always palm some navegation bar or pop-up program. Some of them are really agressive, and it's really difficult to take them out.
Some virus programmes, consider Softonic website, like a virus itself !!
Some years ago was better, but recently it's really terrible !!
Softonic antes estaba muy bien pues podías descargar a tu ordenador un sinfín de productos. Hoy estos productos vienen con una gran cantidad de virus, malwares y troyanos que se te instalen casi sin tu consentimiento en forma de barras de navegación y demás productos peligrosos para tu ordenador.
Their offer of downloads are a total sham. The things you download are, pretty much viruses. Instead of downloading what you want, you download things that do not even work, which are actually putting viruses into your computer. Even people saying that it destroys their computers! So, do not download anything of theirs.
I absolutely hate softonic.
First, they black hat themselfs on top of the search engines. Then they use free software, made by others voluntarily, to make the common downloader install their advertisers/sponsors software (like chrome, toolbars etc...) and install one of these unwanted programs with the freeware.
How are they rated green/trustworthy??
Misleading download site: I downloaded Gom Player to my computer from this site, then I installed it with their installer and the next thing I remember is having my pc full of tool bars and another unwanted software. The only safe thing I saw from that site is the forum.
I was on Softonic.com some months ago, some icons in Firefox disappeared others were moved to another location. I do not trust softonic at all.
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