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You will agree with me that Softonic has been one of the most well-ranked software download websites.
I’ve been shown this website a couple of times when I started using the PC.
Softonic is a well-known download website where people often get third-party apps and software for free.
Interestingly, the apps and software are free and well copyrighted.
If you have not used Softonic before, you may probably take a look at their website to see how it looks like.
So, in this piece, we shall take a look at it whether it is safe or not for software downloads.
Firstly, you need to know that Softonic is an online platform for the free download of apps and software usable on Phones, Laptops, desktops, etc.
The software and apps are grouped into categories such as multimedia, education, security & privacy, utilities & tools, social & communication, browsers, lifestyle, etc.
Softonic makes life easy by making these apps and software available for free.
Many people have concerns that Softonic may not be a safe place to download software.
This concern largely arose from the fact that the software downloads are free.
Some believe there has to be something in return for the free service rendered.
Well, that’s just a thought but there is no sufficient evidence to believe it.
One of the reasons that show that Softonic may not be safe is seen in the experience of some users of the platform.
Some people have reported that the downloaded apps and software were infected with malware.
A few people believe that it is Softonic that includes malicious malware in the apps and software but they have not been able to tell what it is meant to do for them.
The interesting thing is that majority of Softonic users identified Softonic to be offering great service without any cause for alarm.
That means they have not experienced any negative issues.
If the majority of the users have commented that there is no cause for alarm while using Softonic, then it means Softonic is safe for downloads.
It is worthy of note to remember that Softonic always tells if an app or software has been scanned.
That way you can tell that there will be no virus.
If all the apps and software are scanned, then there is no need to fear for safety.
Softonic has taken a step further to protect you while you are enjoying the service for free.
Although some have raised concerns regarding this scanning of apps and software.
They question how truthful that may be.
Well, if it is not true then the users may be at risk of viruses.
But if the scanning is true, then the platform is safe for downloads and there is no cause for alarm.
Also, we need to look at the possibility of the Softonic website being hacked.
This is a general occurrence for websites of such functions.
Remember that it may also contain links to different unsafe portals in the bid to provide some apps and software free.
This may be easy access to gain some viruses.
That may be a point signaling that Softonic may not be as safe as you think.
What do you think about Softonic yourself?
Safe or not?
Leave your contributions.