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26 Jul 2013   #1
jgiels

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Was looking thru the software section. I d/l'd several different programs. It seems that there are programs there that added many erroneous shit to my downloads. I was definitely disappointed in the whole software section here.


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26 Jul 2013   #2
derekimo

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A lot of free software will try to throw freeloaders in with their installers, it's always wise to make sure you know what you are checking "yes" to.

That being said, what software are you talking about, maybe the list can be edited.
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26 Jul 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
The trouble is ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That being said, what software are you talking about, maybe the list can be edited.
The trouble is that someone would have to constantly download and install everything, to check if the installers had been changed to include crapware.

Maybe a giant warning message about checking the options and not just clicking "Yes" to everything should be permanently anchored to the top of the page (i.e. the list scrolls up and down under the warning).
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27 Jul 2013   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It may be a good idea to use a site that categorizes "freeware" that has stuff embedded in the installer as "ad supported." One site is Softpedia.com. In the product description if it says "ad supported" it explains exactly why. If you do use Softpedia it's also a good idea to check for the home page of the product. There are so many thousands of listings that now and again the product home page will have a newer release.

Another good site is SourceForge.net The projects are set up so that you can directly download the files. Also it's possible to send feedback to the author in most cases by using the forums built in.

I never had any kind of advertising or embedded stuff in my applications. Might be why I lost money on the entire operation. But it was a hobby to share my software. I hope I can get a site going again in the near future. Before I can do anything I need computer(s) though. Pencil and paper programming don't cut it.
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