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QuoteFileHippo is a website that offers free software downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It also provides older versions of software in case you need them. However, there are some risks and drawbacks associated with using FileHippo.According to some sources²³⁴, FileHippo may bundle adware or malware with some of the downloads, especially if you use their "Download Manager" option. This can harm your computer or compromise your privacy. FileHippo also does not use HTTPS or hash-checking to verify the integrity of the downloads, which makes them vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks².On the other hand, some sources¹⁵⁶ claim that FileHippo is safe to use and that it thoroughly vets all of the programs it promotes on its website. They also say that FileHippo constantly updates itself to provide the most up-to-date products while also ensuring that they are all safe¹.Therefore, the answer to your question depends on how much you trust FileHippo and how careful you are when downloading software from their website. If you decide to use FileHippo, I would recommend that you:- Avoid using the "Download Manager" option and choose the direct download link instead.- Scan the downloaded files with a reliable antivirus or anti-malware program before installing them.- Check the hash value of the downloaded files against the original source if possible.- Use a standard user account with minimum privileges when browsing the internet or installing software.- Keep your system and security software updated.I hope this helps you make an informed decision. Please let me know if you have any other questions.😊Source: Conversation with Bing, 7/5/2023(1) Is it safe to download softwares from Filehippo.com? - Quora. https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-download-softwares-from-Filehippo-com.(2) Read Customer Service Reviews of www.filehippo.com - Trustpilot. https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.filehippo.com.(3) What is FileHippo.com? - Microsoft Community. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/what-is-filehippocom/34eb86b6-4d5f-46cc-a537-b31b6dbd89f1.(4) FileHippo: Is FileHippo Safe to Download Free Software?. https://www.gadgetskool.com/filehippo-review-complete-details/.(5) Is filehippo.com Safe? filehippo Reviews & Safety Check | WOT. https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/filehippo.com.(6) The 10 Safest Free Software Download Sites for Windows - MUO. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-cleanest-safest-websites-download-free-software-windows/.
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