Articles tagged: download sites

Multiple Download Buttons

Tip of the Day: Watch Those Download Buttons

Free?

Free is Not Free

Free downloads, free scans, free trials – all these things are free. Or are they?

Heck No!

How do I keep my browser from being hijacked?

Be careful where you download things, and know exactly what you’re downloading. Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are becoming common.

Download Button

Is It Safe to Download from Download Sites?

Download sites are just too risky these days – unless there is no way to avoid them. Even then, be very careful in your selections.

Malware!

Would deleting Facebook help clear up a malware infection?

Deleting Facebook won’t help, so I’ll look at more general approaches to removing Potentially Unwanted Programs that are, effectively, malware.

Save Me!

How do I reinstall software if I don’t have the installation discs or download files?

If you bought it you can, and should, save it. Even if it is just a downloaded installation .exe file and activation code.

Trust

Can I trust this site or utility?

There are a number of steps you can take to help determine if an unfamiliar utility is safe.

Something's Up

I Canceled a Suspicious Download. Am I Safe?

Cancelling a suspicious download in progress typically prevents any part of the download from impacting your machine. Unfortunately there are still a few problems we should look out for.