List of PUP Installer Sites

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  1. Chromatinfish 123

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    #1 Chromatinfish 123, Jun 7, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
    Many download sites come with installers enabled. "Installers" basically means Adware installer alert! However, not every custom download site comes with an installer. To help everyone, we should keep a list of avoided and safe download sites. You should reply to this topic (or PM me) about possible sites that are safe or should be avoided, or of an incorrect placement.
    List:
    Avoid:
    -Cnet Download: http://www.download.cnet.com
    -Softonic: http://www.softonic.com
    -Brothersoft: http://www.brothersoft.com
    -FreewareFiles: http://www.freewarefiles.com
    -Source Forge: http://www.sourceforge.net
    -Tucows: http://www.tucows.com
    -Toggle: http://www.toggle.com
    Safe:
    -Downloadcrew: http://www.downloadcrew.com/
    -Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com
    -Snapfiles: http://www.snapfiles.com
    ESET Smart Security also blocks FreewareFiles:
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    but everything else slipped through.
    Please contribute to this and help expand this list!
     
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  2. Moose

    Moose Level 22

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    Interesting~Thank you!;)
    Question, Please!
    How is the combination of Eset and Emsisoft Anti-Mlware
    going in your set-up? Any conflict? Any slow down? What did you exclude?ect...
     
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  3. Littlebits

    Littlebits Retired Staff

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    When did FreewareFiles start using adware bundled installers?
    http://www.freewarefiles.com/eula.php

    It used to be a safe download site.

    Only a few files from Sourceforge are ad-supported, most are safe.

    Enjoy!! :D
     
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  4. DaZa9

    DaZa9 New Member

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    Since they give you the option to not install toolbars etc. then it's ok. also that's why Unchecky is here :)
     
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  5. Chromatinfish 123

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    I'll start a new topic in the security talk about this, lets not get off-topic. Simplified version:
    -I disabled the programs folder that emsisoft was in
    -I disabled the driver folder that emsisoft was in
    -Same with ESET
    No conflicts:D
     
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  6. Chromatinfish 123

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    Never heard of it before, can you link to the site to download this?
     
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  7. MalwareT

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    Toggle.com is also bad website (bundles trojans and PUPs). Snapfiles.com is very good, and you forget to mention FileHippo.
     
  8. DaZa9

    DaZa9 New Member

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    http://unchecky.com/
     
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  9. Chromatinfish 123

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    #9 Chromatinfish 123, Jun 9, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
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  10. DaZa9

    DaZa9 New Member

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    I hope you don't mean the whole website is risky, but the content you download is.
     
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  11. Chromatinfish 123

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    The site is safe, can't be said for the content:)
     
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  12. Littlebits

    Littlebits Retired Staff

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    MajorGeeks and BetaNews Fileform also safe download sites should be added.

    Enjoy!! :D
     
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  13. Koroke San

    Koroke San Level 28

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  14. WinXPert

    WinXPert Level 23
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    sourceforge? maybe case to case basis. so far all my downloads there are clean.
     
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  15. Cowpipe

    Cowpipe New Member

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    Fantastic post! :) I will do searching (PUP hunting) and contribute some more links for you when I can :)
     
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  16. Kyle_Katarn

    Kyle_Katarn From KC Softwares
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    +1 !
     
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