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 Post subject: Problem downloading programs lately
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Seems everytime I want to try a new software program lately, you get an installer instead which is obviously going to download a bunch of junk onto your system. I've had better luck downloading software from the warez forums. Also, has anyone else downloaded a file and it stalls at the very end with 99% completed?


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 Post subject: Re: Problem downloading programs lately
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:48 am 
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I'm not seeing any abnormal problems here. Of course when downloading software from unauthorized locations there is a very good chance it will include malware, but that has always been the case. I try to download software from the original source where possible.

I have noticed a trend for some free programs to include toolbars and other "accessories", but the authors do that to make money, which I understand. In that case there are usually opt-outs or ways around installing the accessories, or they can be individually uninstalled. And while some of these accessories can be irritating, they aren't true malware. Scott.


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