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Jun 15, 2015
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Was a good site, but now bundles adware!
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Jun 15, 2015
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Bad site, repackages trusted software with installers that load malware onto your computer. Do not trust.
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Jun 15, 2015
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SouceForge has taken over several open source applications, bundled crapware with the installers and are distributing them as legit versions. This practice is unacceptable and should not be trusted.
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Jun 15, 2015
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They're hijacking reputable open source projects and injecting adware and malware into the installers. I no longer trust software from this site.
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Jun 15, 2015
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Bundles open source software with malware using their own installer. Used to be a good site. AVOID DOWNLOADS FROM THIS SITE AND USE OFFICIAL SOFTWARE CHANNELS.
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Jun 15, 2015
Sourceforge (a once respected place for open source software) has begun to include 3rd party crap-ware in its installers. Please use caution if downloading Anything from this site. The site also allows misleading advertizements which could lead an unsuspecting user to install malware.
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Jun 15, 2015
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Started bundling adware/malware with downloads.
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Jun 15, 2015
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http://quttera.com/detailed_report/sourceforge.net Warning: Malware Detected On This Website! Submission date: Sun May 10 01:05:15 2015 Server IP address: 216.34.181.60 Country: United States Malicious files: 6 https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/dll.sourceforge.net Status: Outdated Software detected. Immediate Action is Recommended. Website Outdated Detected High Patch and Protect ISSUE DETECTED DEFINITION VULNERABLE HEADER Outdated Web Server Apache Found Vulnerabilities on Apache 2.2 Apache/2.2.15 All so see https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/hivelocity.dl.sourceforge.net http://www.scumware.org/search.scumware IP: 74.50.101.106 > multiple threats see > https://www.mywot.com/en/forum/56658-changed-ownership-sourceforge-net
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Jun 15, 2015
The site has recently gotten some criticism for a few reasons listed in the articles below: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/ http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/06/black-mirror-sourceforge-has-now-siezed-nmap-audit-tool-project/ https://blog.l0cal.com/2015/06/02/what-happened-to-sourceforge/ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-plus-plus-leaves-sf.html
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Jun 14, 2015
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Blatent duping and malware introduction since 2015 and onward
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Jun 14, 2015
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This site was once awesome. It is now taken into forcing users out of ownership of their own software, and forcibly bundling malware. More information: https://blog.l0cal.com/2015/06/02/what-happened-to-sourceforge/ + Google Searches
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Jun 14, 2015
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Many of their installers contain malware, and they contain many fake download links which serve malware. Served up malware by File I'll.
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Jun 14, 2015
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Downloaded Filezilla today. In addition to the installer attempting to install several potentially unwanted adware installers the download page itself had several fake download buttons (ads) that led to malware installation.
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Jun 12, 2015
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Most software installers on the site are now bundled with junkware... Thank you Sourceforge for abusing our trust. We need more ratings on WOT to change to correct our rating otherwise MYWOT is in danger of no longer being trustworthy. http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning-don’t-download-software-from-sourceforge-if-you-can-help-it
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Jun 12, 2015
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See http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/06/sourceforge-locked-in-projects-of-fleeing-users-cashed-in-on-malvertising/ Sourceforge has been taking over defunct projects and repackaging them with malware.
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Jun 10, 2015
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Include spyware in their software packages/
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Jun 10, 2015
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Now new: Bundling Junkware with Software-Installers, even without the acknowledgement of the software developers...
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Jun 10, 2015
Sourceforge appears to be packaging malware with its downloads now. :(
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Jun 10, 2015
http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning-don%E2%80%99t-download-software-from-sourceforge-if-you-can-help-it/
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Jun 10, 2015
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Installer installs malware and other annoying programs unless you uncheck them. Also hijacks unused user accounts and modifies their uploads.
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