FileHippo Reviews now adware enabled! -1 Helpful

Negative Review by robroy
about FileHippo Oct 2014

In the past, had been a trusted source for clean downloads of hand-picked software. Well, that's over now!

Sadly, they recently joined the trashnet of sites wrapping downloads in adware installers. Called "Download Manager" on their site, it is a wrapper you get instead of the software you actually wanted.

Not all downloads come with the installer yet, but several popular programs do at the time of this writing:

  • VLC Media Player
  • BitTorrent
  • Winamp
  • Blender
  • WinSCP
  • CPU-Z
  • ...

Here is a shot of the site offering the download manager with VLC Media Player:

![VLC is now "Download Manager Enabled" on]( )

When run, the wrapper will suggest the installation of third party software before downloading the desired application:

![ offering the installation of RegClean Pro]( )

Be aware of this when downloading things from! Be careful what you download and read everything carefully before clicking through the installer dialogs!

One more good site going down the drain...