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#36532 - 10/20/15 06:50 AM Whois Softonic?
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Sometimes they are the only place that has downloads that I need. Are they 'pirates'?


Edited by cyn (10/21/15 02:26 AM)
Edit Reason: Changed Softronic to Softonic in subject line.

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#36537 - 10/20/15 07:44 AM Re: Whois Softonic? [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
There are a number of companies going by that name. Can you provide a link to the one you are referring to?
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#36545 - 10/20/15 12:56 PM Re: Whois Softonic? [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
http://en.softonic.com/s/carbon-copy-cloner-10.7:mac

Sorry, Softonic..
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#36553 - 10/20/15 02:37 PM Re: Whois Softonic? [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Why can't you download Carbon Copy Cloner directly from the developer Mike Bombich?
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#36560 - 10/20/15 06:41 PM Re: Whois Softonic? [Re: joemikeb]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I am giving an example as requested above. Bombich did have the version of CCC I needed but there have been times in the past when developers no longer have older versions of software I needed. I couldn't think of a recent time that happened, but still want to know if softonic is the new piratebay.

Can a moderator correct the spelling error in the title of this string, please? S/B Softonic, not Softronic


Edited by slolerner (10/20/15 06:46 PM)
Edit Reason: Note to moderator

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#36568 - 10/21/15 08:17 AM Re: Whois Softonic? [Re: slolerner]
alternaut Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: slolerner
Are they 'pirates'?

Not exactly, but like some other software download sites like CNet, they may use 'installers' loaded with adware. Googling ‘Softonic safe’ will give you an earful.
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