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View Poll Results: Which software download portal do you use? (Multiple choice)
Download.com 2 6.67%
Fileforum betanews 1 3.33%
Filehippo 15 50.00%
FreewareFiles 5 16.67%
MajorGeeks 10 33.33%
SnapFiles 5 16.67%
Soft32 1 3.33%
Softpedia 12 40.00%
Tucows 3 10.00%
Other (please comment) 4 13.33%
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Old 04. Apr 2012, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I tend to use these sites for their reviews but then click on the link to the author's site to download.
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Old 20. Apr 2012, 04:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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1-FileHippo
2-download.com
3-softpedia
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Old 16. May 2012, 04:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Filehippo is usually the slowest to update among all that's been mentioned here except for tucows and fileforum-betanews. Autoruns is still at v11.22 now at Filehippo http://www.filehippo.com/download_autoruns/ , while on all the other websites its updated to 11.3
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Old 16. May 2012, 01:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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At least with filehippo you don't have to go on a clicking merry-go-round to actually download the software!

Also, regarding having the latest updates or not, Filehippo always has the latest full release of FF several days before FF ever does!!
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Old 16. May 2012, 05:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Author's site FTW

Otherwise softpedia...
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Old 17. May 2012, 02:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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1. Author's Site.
2. Majorgeeks
3. Softpedia

It'll be a long time before I can trust CNET again.
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Old 16. Nov 2013, 09:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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My Others are Cnet and Sourceforge and i can't believe you didn't include them in the list.
Other then that it's portable specific websites like Portableapps.com
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Old 16. Nov 2013, 11:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My Others are Cnet and Sourceforge and i can't believe you didn't include them in the list.
Other then that it's portable specific websites like Portableapps.com
Download.com is CNET and it has fallen out of favor recently because the site has started bundling adware along with the products hosted.
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Old 16. Nov 2013, 07:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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SourceForge has done the same, along with misleading "download" ads. PortableApps.com hosts their downloads in SourceForge anyways.

As for myself, I try to download from the author's website first, then Softpedia, FreewareFiles, MajorGeeks, FileHippo, and SnapFiles. Although I use some of their RSS feeds, I usually choose the direct download link from author's site.
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