The internet is a place where users can find and get anything including PC software that can be downloaded for free. There are many sites that provide free PC software but not all of them are safe. Most take advantage of these free frills by planting malicious ads, fake virus alerts and malware into the software they share.
An antivirus might solve the problem, but there’s nothing better than taking precautions from the start by choosing a clear and safe site. Here are some of them.
Siabah is very simple. This site immediately provides a list of programs to choose from and you can tick each software you want. Then, click the “Download” button to download the custom installer containing each software you previously selected. Later, the software can be installed at once.
Siabah.me itself is known for its convenience and safety. It runs in the background and you don’t have to click a lot of “Next” buttons during the installation process. Siabah may not be complete but popular software like Chrome, VLC, Zoom and LibreOffice are on this site.
Softpedia is one of the largest software download sites, recording more than three billion downloads in recent years. The popular software available on this site is updated daily, allowing you to get clean and malware-free software.
Besides that, Softpedia also has a simple UI and is easy to navigate. You can search for software based on which was last updated or search for it through filters such as categories and others. In addition to Windows software, Softpedia also provides software/applications for Mac, Linux and Android.
Just like Softpedia, FileHippo is one of the best software provider sites whose fame cannot be doubted. In addition to the desktop version of the software, it also has quite a few web-based applications to download.
FileHippo generally offers to download other applications (such as Opera) but that is optional and can be easily skipped. Not only the latest version of software, FileHippo also presents older versions of certain software. This is suitable for those of you who have problems when using the latest version of the software.
Unlike FileHippo which has a very complete application catalog, apart from the almost similar naming, FileHorse only focuses on the most popular and widely used applications. Each related software page contains complete information ranging from screenshots, change logs, excellent features, compatibility to links to older versions.
That way, you can really understand what software you are going to download. In addition to popular software, FileHorse is also one of the best places to find alternatives to these popular software.
From its appearance, MajorGeeks may look less convincing because the UI that it carries tends to be outdated and doesn’t seem to have been updated since the 90s. But in fact, this one site is one of the software provider sites with the best reputation.
MajorGeeks provides a list of the best software options in the “Top Freeware Picks” but on the other hand it also allows you to search for other software sorted by type. Plus, it also has a page with tutorials in both written and video form.
Download Crew stands out from the rest because it provides an informative yet brief description on their software page. The information was written by myself, not taken from the official website of the related software. With it, you can know what software it is, its advantages and disadvantages.
At the top there is “Featured Downloads” which is the best place to start looking for software on this site. Apart from that, Download Crew also has a comprehensive list of licensed software including open source software, trialware and more.
That was the review as well as recommendations for the safest PC software download sites guaranteed to be virus-free. Apart from the sites above, you can also directly download the software you want on the official website.