Our Software Knowledge Base has relaunched, and there are big changes. The downloads are gone; search for software and follow the links DIRECT to the publishers’ sites, so that every download is up-to-date, and unaltered. That also means there are no wrappers and PUPs, or potentially-unwanted programs, which is the antivirus term for adware that tags along with downloads from the big sites that add garbage to downloads. SoftwareKB doesn’t add wrappers, PUPs, or anything else; it just helps you find pre-scanned free software and free trials of commercial software, and takes you to the publisher.
Some of us have office policies, or regulatory restraints, that won’t allow software created in certain countries. SoftwareKB now lists the country of publication of every product.
Need to learn more about wrappers, PUPs, and safe downloads? SoftwareKB explains them all, with a wrapper gallery. Wrappers and PUPs are a dirty mess that major download sites have damaged the software industry with, and it’s time to expose all their methods; read about the model, and safe downloading, at SoftareKB.com.
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