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#998598 - 01/19/15 01:17 PM A Cr*pware Paradise
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
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As some of you know, I am always on a crusade about using extreme caution when you download something. The vast majority of computers I work on have problems due strictly to this issue. While this article is a bit long, the accompanying pictures illustrate the kinds of things you MUST be aware of! And this is all from Download.com which is from CNET who even guarantees their downloads will NOT be loaded with cr*pware. PCPitstop has started removing all their downloads from this website after reading this article.

A Cr*pware Paradise
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#998735 - 01/20/15 09:10 AM Re: A Cr*pware Paradise [Re: Draclvr]
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
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Thanks Draclvr.

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#998787 - 01/20/15 04:09 PM Re: A Cr*pware Paradise [Re: Draclvr]
Starcom Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 465
Loc: Ottawa
Thanks Draclvr for this great info and link, what is also frustrating and have to watch out for is when you try and download Free and/or Trial software from other *reputable? sites, they use Download.com as their One and only download site to get their product, needless to say that I say NAY to this.

*I wish I could remember some of the stuff I wanted to try out so I could give some examples, but my short memory, well... If I think of one or two I will come back and post it.

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#999465 - Today at 10:06 AM Re: A Cr*pware Paradise Follow-up [Re: Draclvr]
Uncle Reg Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 383
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA

Here's How-To-Geek's follow-up to his tirade against Download.com that Draclvr linked to above: Yes, Every Freeware Download Site is Serving Cr*pware (Here’s the Proof)

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#999473 - Today at 11:24 AM Re: A Cr*pware Paradise Follow-up [Re: Draclvr]
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10305
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
Exactly, Uncle Reg. I had posted a similar article earlier (I'm sure everyone gets tired of me preaching about this!) showing how they ALL are doing this and only listed Download.com as one of them. I'm glad they posted this follow-up. I have so many people who STILL don't watch what they are doing and these articles have my favorite - screenshots. I was crushed when the first article I posted some time ago listed Tucows... Back in the day, they were the best!

These articles from How To Geek also just crack me up!
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#999487 - Today at 01:01 PM Re: A Cr*pware Paradise Follow-up [Re: Draclvr]
oldbroad Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 1263
Loc: Chicago
Thanks Draclvr and Uncle Reg. Interesting articles. Drac, I say keep preaching. We can all use the reminders. I know I appreciate them!

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#999496 - 18 minutes 49 seconds ago Re: A Cr*pware Paradise Follow-up [Re: Draclvr]
Starcom Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 465
Loc: Ottawa
I agree with you oldroad, we can never get enough reminders and what is maddening is even sites where we "Need" updates for our machine can come with Cr%pware like Adobe Flash Player as just one example where you have to be careful not to download extra Cr___.

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