Computer Security, Software

Downloading Software – Be Careful Where You Get It From

When you need software for your computer or a device for your computer eg:printer , where do you get it from ?

You need to use the manufacturers / makers site.

For example if I need anything from Microsoft , patches , drivers , software I go to Microsoft.

if I need drivers for an Epson printer i go to Epson.

What I DO NOT DO is go to a 3rd party site through a Google search such as Cnet download.com where software i may download will install 3rd party toolbars etc to my computer.

These are called wrappers , so when you download drivers etc you also get a swag of other software (toolbars , browser extensions ) that will need to be removed as in the installation process you will have to agree to install these to get the drivers you require.

 

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