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    I viewed a web site offering free download of Fresh View, an image viewr among other things. Has anyone had experience with that software?

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    If you mean this "freshdevices" site, I am almost instantly cautious as it offers free driver tuneups & pc tuneups. While this site may be completely innocent, such offers on other sites are known to be methods of installing malware on unsuspecting machines. In short: personally I would be disinclined to test such software - even though it may be a harmless image viewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Wagner View Post
    If you mean this "freshdevices" site, I am almost instantly cautious as it offers free driver tuneups & pc tuneups. While this site may be completely innocent, such offers on other sites are known to be methods of installing malware on unsuspecting machines. In short: personally I would be disinclined to test such software - even though it may be a harmless image viewer.
    Depends on your definition of harmless
    The utility is OK - but you need a code (freely provided) and they constantly send you emails - then you need to renew the registraion (and revalidate your email every month or so).

    I had a few of their utilities (View / Download etc) installed but eventually gave up after multiple "you need to reregister" cycles.
    Windows XP SP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryB View Post
    Depends on your definition of harmless
    The utility is OK - but you need a code (freely provided) and they constantly send you emails - then you need to renew the registraion (and revalidate your email every month or so).

    I had a few of their utilities (View / Download etc) installed but eventually gave up after multiple "you need to reregister" cycles.
    I ran into the same situation. Came across them when I was much more of a newbie. Curiously, I never used any of the software, even after dutifully downloading them repeatedly. Fresh Devices is a one-man operation out of Santa Monica, California as I recall. The click-throughs were the revenue stream for the site.

    hth

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