Downloading software is safe or unsafe? Isn’t this a question among many of us? Safe and unsafe is secondary.
However, how about procuring software for application usage, and how much would that cost us? That is the primary thought which strikes each one of us.
Getting free software
What about getting them for free, which means utterly free cost and we can download software from internet according to our requirement and use it without having to pay anybody. It is a fact that no one in this current competitive world gives away something for free.
Now there is a big question mark as to download free software would charge us later by labeling it free on internet sites. No, not actually; instead, the unique activation code will be sent to our mailbox and indirectly sold to a third party when we register before downloading the software. That could be gaining financially without losing anyone and may ultimately end up bombarding with several ad emails to our mailbox.
Trial versions of the software
However, we can still unsubscribe from such emails with some settings made in the profile. Some of the free software could be of trial versions. They will be valid for some days or hours (most probably, the validity of such trial versions will be 30 days or even depending on the number of users). After this restricted period of validity, we get a pop-up on our windows, often reminding the end of validity and instincts us to buy the software by making the regular payment.
Purchasing software could be of one-time charge or even run time charge. Run time charge is the payment made period to retain the validity of the software that we purchase. Several IT industries play a massive part in software applications, and programming has a strong hand in advertising their products.
Though they provide us with a download free software option, they build a strategy to market their software after the user downloads the free version. That could be through emails, often ads popping up the working window, and more.
Read the reviews provided by the site before downloading the software. It tells what the app is and which purpose it is made for? On some software download websites and the review, ratings are also there to choose the better app.