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peace_wanderer
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Registered: ‎11-07-2009
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Softpedia website is not safe?

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Dear All,

 

Today I just tried to open xxx.softpedia.com to see some programs with IE browser. Then Norton Safe Web tells that this site is unsafe. Because I was curious about what is going on, I clicked full report. I was surprised because there was a backdoor Trojan at this site,

 

xxxx://download.softpedia.xxx/dl/1a81337d75b76f6f186db23b65adcacc/4b3b94d9/100074379/software/desktop/VistaMizer_ExpansionPack_1.4.0.0

 

I think this is software 'VistaMizer' right? Only because of this reason, Softpedia isn't safe website? 

 

<<Edit: Active links to malicious website disabled from the post. Please abstain from posting active links to hazardous Websites per the participation guidelines and terms of service.>>

Message Edited by JerryM on 12-31-2009 09:31 PM
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Quads
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Re: Softpedia website is not safe?

Softpedia has more than that one program you state that can be downloaded from their site,

 

I could be that in the past, and still maybe now, some of those programs are seen as for instance a little roguish or iffy.

 

Quads 

 

 

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peace_wanderer
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Registered: ‎11-07-2009

Re: Softpedia website is not safe?

Oh I see, so who will tell Softpedia about this?
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peace_wanderer
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Registered: ‎11-07-2009

Re: Softpedia website is not safe?

@ JerryM

 

Thank you for editing my posts and I'm really apologize about it.

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floplot
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Re: Softpedia website is not safe?

Hi Peace

 

Some sites purposely post programs like that on their sites hoping that people won't know they not safe.

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