TechnoGranny Show, 7/22/13 Twenty Things You Should Know Before Downloading Free Software.
It can’t be said enough, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Some software companies test their software for bugs while others are simply trying to trick you into allowing them to place a virus or spyware on your device. Read the complete Norton article Here
For your protection and the defense of your computer and your files stored on it, please take advantage of ZDNet, the web’s largest library of software downloads. This site has complied lists of software for Windows, Mac, and mobile systems. Searches can be conducted by price, category or most popular downloads. ZDNet offers a basic description of the program such as Avast Free Antivirus 2014, AVG Antivirus Free 2014, Java Runtime Environment and also provides a link viewers can use to access the program right from their site. ZDNet is a strong safety net for consumers. View their home page here
Make sure you trust the developer. A company like Microsoft or Google is well known and safe but if the company is lesser known, it would be best to visit a site like http://www.Cnet.com/ and research the program and company before putting your computer at risk for a potentially harmful download.
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Techno Granny ‘seal of approval’. Often their ratings are provided by the supplier so comparing a few different sites is advised. The list includes Tucows, MajorGeeks.com, WebAttack, NoNags, Pricelessware, WinPlanet, ZDNetDownloads and CNET. Also I will offer a plug for our very own community based Gizmo. Gizmo selects the best of the best freeware options and displays them for your use. I have taken the liberty of generating some special search engines available. Please take advantage of the work I have done to find the specific type of programs you are seeking.
Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG
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