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The Problem With Crapware on Free Download Sites

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Jack1000, Apr 30, 2015.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

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    Guys,

    My Web of Trust, a color coded website reputation rating tool that rates sites for Trustworthiness and Child Safety using community driven ratings based on personal experience has a forum that talks about this topic. Is there a way that a small amount of advertising could be used without compromising the safety and security of one's computer? Is this true that some of these sites will even bypass-secure encryption through PUP programs?

    How can we be safe in using our computers in this regard?

    Here is the forum topic:

    https://www.mywot.com/en/forum/5580...ere-s-the-proof?comment=294182#comment-294182

    Jack
     
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