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  1. I've wanted to start my own Twitch channel lately. If I would have known Windows XP was so useless back then, I never would have bought it. And no, there are no files to download and allow XP to create streams. It can still watch streams, thank goodness, but it is still a slap in the face to know that instead of allowing better, downloadable software, Microsoft wants me to pay for an entire new computer, just for a function that was on every other model at the time. >:(

    Sigh.

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    2. Maes

      Maes

      GhostlyDeath said:

      Last time I used softonic (sort of recently) there were no wrapped spyware installers, I just got the file being provided.


      Well, to me at least it's kinda suspicious that everything I download from them has the exact same filesize, which usually is nothing like the stated one. And also that it requires administrative rights to run (HINT: most legit installers don't need to do that, or at least they don't ask for UAC authorization right when double-clicked on).

      Also, it's listed as a "potentially unwanted application" by several AV and AMalware engines, which to me is just a diplomatic way of saying "it will fuck your system up, but hey, they gotta pay the bills somehow".

    3. RestlessRodent

      RestlessRodent

      Maes said:

      Well, to me at least it's kinda suspicious that everything I download from them has the exact same filesize, which usually is nothing like the stated one. And also that it requires administrative rights to run (HINT: most legit installers don't need to do that, or at least they don't ask for UAC authorization right when double-clicked on).

      Also, it's listed as a "potentially unwanted application" by several AV and AMalware engines, which to me is just a diplomatic way of saying "it will fuck your system up, but hey, they gotta pay the bills somehow".


      Some download sites have:

      [size=72]DOWNLOAD NOW[/size]
      [size=2]Using our special download manager which gives you spyware[/size]

      Followed by:

      [size=1]Non-wrapped Direct Link[/size]

    4. Maes

      Maes

      That's also true, but the "trend" for some websites seems to be custom installers/downoaders/"user experience enhancers" only. Like, whatever happened to good old straight HTTP file transfer?

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