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Vbucks
Jan 5, 2020
Jan 5, 2020
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I would only use this site if you know what your doing. I tried downloading a dll injector off the site and my computer INSTANTLY blocked it. It detected a virus in it but i know some other things are safe on it so i would be careful using the site.
mongke
Apr 30, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
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Truly the greatest hub for open source software on the web. Great for all platforms.
harleylorenzo
Jan 1, 2018
Jan 1, 2018
Sourceforge is a free, opensource software release hosting site.
kalgsto
Jul 4, 2017
Jul 4, 2017
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SourceFourge has everything ranging from safe software, to malware-laden junk. As with any other download site, use caution and research software before you download. I wouldn't recommend for average users, but it is a fantastic source of some excellent pieces of software, for those who are willing to spend the time it takes to ensure that they are not downloading junk.
kravietz
Jun 5, 2017
Jun 5, 2017
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Sourceforge had a period in 2015 when they bundled adware with 3rd party installers but since they stopped the practice I chose to trust it again.
LongRunner
May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017
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Rating 10% trustworthiness (deep red), 40% child safety (BARELY in the yellow) See changedx's comment for reasoning. If you still download from this site, then run ALL of the downloaded programs through a reputable malware scanner (NOT Norton or McAfee), without exception. They may have "fixed" the problems in the meantime, but I don't trust them not to do it again.
JamieOnUbuntu
Dec 7, 2016
Dec 7, 2016
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Official SourceForge website. Safe.
saint-denis
Nov 7, 2016
Nov 7, 2016
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К сожалению, sourceforge решил пойти по проторенному пути других файлопомоек и начал без ведома авторов добавлять в Windows-дистрибутивы программ (GIMP) левый софт. Будьте крайне внимательны при установке программ с sourceforge.
marchand_choque
Oct 30, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
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Emulator aren't safe for health of our child  ╚═( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)═╝ ╚═(███)═╝ ╚═(███)═╝ .╚═(███)═╝ ..╚═(███)═╝ …╚═(███)═╝ …╚═(███)═╝ ..╚═(███)═╝ .╚═(███)═╝ ╚═(███)═╝ .╚═(███)═╝ ..╚═(███)═╝ …╚═(███)═╝ …╚═(███)═╝ …..╚(███)╝ ……╚(██)╝ ………(█) ……….*
carlmccall
Oct 5, 2016
Oct 5, 2016
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Since I posted my last review they have cleaned up their act. Even Windows Users can breathe easily here now: they have new owners who shut down the "Install Wrappers" on their projects within 6 months. I now trust and recommend them again.
linъ
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 24, 2016
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Отличная сборка проектов с открытым исходным кодом
Twisted World
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
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Offers loads of software that contains addware and runs advertisements for MacKeeper (Scareware) scam software.
VladStrikeR
Aug 16, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
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Супер! Благодаря сайту решил проблему с плагинами
Whetsit Tuya
Aug 10, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
Downloaded Audacity from this Sourcefourge pretending to be the real site and my laptop immediately got extremely buggy/slow, it was opening random tabs and windows and crashed very frequently, it's actually the most severe damage my PC has had in the 4 years I've had it, I was able to mostly fix my laptop by reinstalling Windows, I also don't even recommend WOT anymore because it said that Sourcefourge is safe.
Fact_Feed
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
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On Sunday, July 24, 2016 I downloaded the "Open Icon Library" from SourceForge at https://sourceforge.net/projects/openiconlibrary/?source=directory After download I scanned it with Avast antivirus and it detected the "win32 Crypt-RVM Trojan" -- which is a 'Ransomware' virus. I had always thought that SourceForge was a trustworthy site that was safe and beyond suspicion. IT IS NEITHER. Make sure this site is thoroughly and permanently blocked in your HOSTS file and in all other security programs. WARNING -- THIS SITE DOWNLOADS RANSOMWARE TROJAN VIRUSES
flightisfun2001
Jul 16, 2016
Jul 16, 2016
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While many downloads on this site are safe, there is some malware to be aware of. I don't like it when official websites redirect their download links here because there is often unwanted programs that come with other things you download. If possible, only download software from the official site, not CNet, not Sourceforge, etc... So because of the unwanted programs/malware, I'd have to say that the trustworthiness should be suspicious, and child safety should be not suitable. And no, I don't agree that this is a good site.
albastev
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
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In addition to trouble with their ads looking like download buttons and leading to malware, they have begun to commandeer "abandoned" open source projects so they can bundle advertisements in the installer. See http://www.gimp.org/, the 2015-05-26 entry for an example. Edit: This site is under new ownership. It looks like they may be cleaning up the mess. Softened my rating to suspicious, and will revisit later.
Beth Lynn.Eicher
Jun 1, 2016
Jun 1, 2016
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some software may not be beta. use with caution.
tmmlive
May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016
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No longer a reputable site, according to some (see below). Bundles crapware or worse with downloads. https://helb.github.io/goodbye-sourceforge/ http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning-don%E2%80%99t-download-software-from-sourceforge-if-you-can-help-it/ http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/
thelougy
May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016
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Bonjour, les installeurs sont modifiés pour ajouter des logiciels parasites à l'installation
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