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Trusting software makers

Trusting software makers



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    • TRUSTING SOFTWARE MAKERS http://www.auslogics.com
    • http://www.auslogics.com With thousands of software publishers offering all kinds of applications to thepublic, how do you know which companiesto trust? What criteria do you look at when deciding if a software publisher is trustworthy?
    • http://www.auslogics.comIn a world with countless viruses circulating through the World Wide Web and infectingcomputers left and right, it is no wonder that people are weary about trusting software pro ducts from companies they don’t know. We all have heard of viruses being added to legitimate applications by criminals looking to steal your personal information.
    • http://www.auslogics.com With every download off of the internet, yousubject yourself to the risk of having your slow computer invaded by malicious code. In addition to having antivirus software on yourcomputer, what are other ways to protect your computer from such invasions when installing new software? First of all, you need to make sure you get the program from a trusted source.
    • http://www.auslogics.comIt doesn’t matter if you are downloading a program made by Microsoft itself – if you get it from an online distributor of piratedsoftware, you are subjecting your machineto a great risk of being invaded by all kindsof viruses. The solution is clear – don’t deal with shady outfits that sell or give out pirated software at all.
    • http://www.auslogics.comTo get the version of a program that will be clean from any viruses, you have to go directly to the company that made theprogram, or to a distributor or website you know can be trusted. There are onlinesoftware download services that have built a reputation of trustworthy reliable sources of software.
    • http://www.auslogics.com These include websites like CNet, Brothersoft, Tucows and the like, which test, compare and review applications, so that users could have an easier timeselecting what they need. In these reviews, you can usually find the experts’ opinion about the software publisher and decidefor yourself if you can trust their products.
    • http://www.auslogics.com However, their software being free from viruses or other malicious code is not the only criteria you should look at when deciding if a publisher is any good. You should also pay attention to how their software performs and whether it is known to have bugs that may prevent it from working properly. Say, youfound a product and are debating whether you should download it.
    • http://www.auslogics.com You ask yourself – is it any good? To answer this question, try looking at expert reviews of such products and see whether they are mostly positive. If one or several of their products has 5-star rating by online reviewers, this should tell yousomething. When reviewers have had a chance to try out several products by the same publisher, they usually have formed an opinion about the company and will comment on the company’s reliability when reviewing their products.
    • http://www.auslogics.comLook at blogs by IT industry experts where they share their opinion of various new software, hardware and gadgets. These people do the research for you, so you can have all the pros and cons of a product presented to you in an easy to understand language. All you have todo is find such expert blogs that talk about the product you are researching. And how do you do that?
    • http://www.auslogics.com If you simply google it, chances are you will find at least several trustworthy sources that talk about this publisher. Major players in the software world like CNet are sure to have amention of the company, but you may also find personal blogs by IT experts that have posted results of their own tests. Reading thosereviews should help you make your decision on whether you want to try a product by this company.
    • http://www.auslogics.com To sum it up, when searching for how to speed up a slow computer there are two main criteria you should look at when deciding whether a software publisher is reliable. One being security – you have tobe sure you will not get any malicious codediscretely installed on your computer along with the company’s applications.
    • http://www.auslogics.comThe other being the quality of the software– you need to know that a program will not constantly malfunction or cause errors when used on your machine. Do yourresearch, and it will definitely pay off later.