Many software download sites are loaded with malware. Here are the safest sites you can trust when looking for free software downloads.
While there are many places on the internet to download free software, they’re not all safe. Lots of sites take advantage of people looking for free downloads to hit you with malicious ads, fake virus warnings, or even tampered files.
While good antivirus software will protect you from the worst sites, it’s better to avoid shady free download sites altogether and stick to trustworthy freeware resources. Let’s look at some of the best and safest sites for downloading Windows software.
In addition to general reputation and personal experience, we used URLVoid to check website safety. This tool checks sites against dozens of security software blacklists.