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Beware! FileHippo tests adware distributing download manager


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Distributing adware to computer users is a lucrative business. It is that lucrative that software companies as well as download portals have started to integrate services such as Open Candy into their installers to earn extra money.    

 

When Cnet's Download.com started to offer custom download managers with adware offers, it was heavily criticized for it by part of the Internet community.

 

hxxp://www.ghacks.net/2014/07/08/beware-filehippo-tests-adware-distributing-download-manager/

 

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Hmm, interesting. I use FileHippo (FH) along with Major Geeks and I've never needed or felt the urge to use the FH's 'download manager' or 'update checker'. Seems to me like a great way to sully their reputation for a few extra dollars.

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