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Windows 7: Legal or not..? Unasked for software riding in on downloads.

03 Nov 2013   #51
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The solution is simple, NEVER, EVER use third party sites for downloading programs. ALWAYS go to the OFFICIAL developer site and get a direct download there, that's warranted to at least haven't being tampered by someone else.
Of course, nothing prevents that those can still be infected by something else by the original developer too, but the vast majority aren't, and you are sure you're getting the latest version too. Really, if you're still using CNET or any such sites to get software available in their official homepage, you're asking for problems.


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03 Nov 2013   #52
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

^ some places don't offer direct download... think malwarebytes is one of them
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03 Nov 2013   #53
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I think Malwarebytes has stopped using CNET.
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03 Nov 2013   #54
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Malwarebytes in particular always provided their official download here: Malwarebytes : Thank You!

I would doubt if some software developer was unable to provide their own official downloads, relying only on third party crapware sites for distribution. It's often preferable to look for more serious alternatives in those cases.
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03 Nov 2013   #55
derekimo

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It wasn't always a direct download from them. Your link is a direct download, I believe a link to a download is the preferred method here.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
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17 Nov 2013   #56
jd50ae

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks all. I needed to vent a little.
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17 Nov 2013   #57
kado897

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Definitely worth venting about.
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