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FileHippo.com now adware enabled!

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In the past, FileHippo.com 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 FileHippo.com site offering the download manager with VLC Media Player:

VLC is now "Download Manager Enabled" on FileHippo.com

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

FileHippo.com offering the installation of RegClean Pro

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

One more good site going down the drain...



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used to be good apps but not anymore with adware