Is softonic.com Safe?

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Jan 11, 2015
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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.
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Jan 2, 2015
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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
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Dec 31, 2014
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on this site you can download apps some of them are spamed
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Dec 24, 2014
Very bad adware. Set the start page, search, address bar, toolbar on advertising and blocked the changes. With hardly managed recover, and the consequences stayed. Nearly reinstall the browser.
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Dec 15, 2014
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almost all program inside this website contain unwanted e potentially dangerous software, I HOPE WOT finally will give red flag for this site!!
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Dec 13, 2014
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 !!
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Nov 5, 2014
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Softonic is installing malwares on your computer!
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Nov 5, 2014
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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.
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Nov 3, 2014
The once useful Softonic is now a PUP installer. Be very carefull when you download anything from them. It's much better to just google the name of the app and download it from the owner's website.
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Oct 30, 2014
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Adwares y secuestro de navegador, mucho cuidado, PELIGRO
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Oct 27, 2014
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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.
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Oct 17, 2014
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No clue how this crap is still up and running, together with the cnet thing
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Oct 14, 2014
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最悪 悪質 劣悪 危険 初心者注意!! 参考情報 評判の悪いアドウェアや迷惑ツールバーを盛ろうとする要注意サイト http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Yoyo/6130/notes/adware-download.htm
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Oct 14, 2014
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Riesgo de descarga de programas indeseados.
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Oct 13, 2014
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pagina excelente con programas 100% seguros el problema es que los instaladores que ofrece para descargar el programa tienen "opcionales" que aconsejo rechazar(desde barras iminent hasta mobogenie)
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Oct 9, 2014
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The only computer virus I've ever had trouble getting rid of came from Softonic.com. How they have a green rating, I'll never understand.
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Sep 27, 2014
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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??
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Sep 26, 2014
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Les logiciels téléchargés sur ce site contiennent des malwares.
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Sep 14, 2014
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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.
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Sep 8, 2014
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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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