How safe is FossHub
As you probably know, FossHub team, site, and platform changed. We recently announced that we surpassed 500 million downloads and security is our top priority.
We serve downloads to:
Large Universities and companies
Popular Download sites and services you trust
Millions of worldwide visitors each month
We will jump straight to what happens if we're dealing with a suspicious program.
In case we detect an infection or a false positive, everyone is being alerted at the same time:
The scan results are public - it means that all visitors will see them.
2. The project manager is informed.
3. FossHub team is also alerted.
The best part
4. The downloads are disabled automatically to avoid infections.
Which means, the developer or FossHub team can take action and remove an infected file without exposing you to any danger.
To summarize, so far we implemented the following:
2FA and a complex alert on our platform for developers
File signatures and PGP
Antivirus scan (using Jotti's malware scan)
Automatic disable of downloads
Some of you mentioned ads. Currently, we show a single ad that is delivered by Google where we do our best to block misleading ads. We use a single ad to help us pay our bills.
If you don't like ads and you feel safer using an ad-blocker - use it!
We will come up with an alternative to ads soon.
So, how safe is FossHub?
Safe if you compare us with any other download site.
Trustworthy if you acknowledge that we never accepted software bundles or deliberately infected our users with adware or spyware. HowToGeek mentioned us.
Our goal is to become one of the safest choices when dealing with software.