PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > Papermodelers' Bar and Grill > The CardBoard Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2022, 09:43 AM
Larry R.'s Avatar
Larry R. Larry R. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 224
Total Downloaded: 6.97 MB
Exclamation Is 4Shared legit?

I'd like to download a model from Papermau, but it seems the download is routed through a file sharing site called 4Shared. I'm not familiar with this site. There seems to be some concern on the web that 4Shared infects your computer with spyware.

Anyone have experience with 4Shared?
Reply With Quote
Google Adsense
  #2  
Old 01-10-2022, 09:58 AM
airdave's Avatar
airdave airdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 14,058
Total Downloaded: 210.01 MB
4shared is just a file sharing/hosting site/company.

Unfortunately, like all those companies, they rely on advertising and they don't care who advertises there.
Be carefully of misdirection links, pop-ups, false links, etc
Its not 4shared fault, they just don't control it.

Make sure you have Ad-blockers, pop-up blockers, anti-malware, etc and you'll be safe.
Make sure you only click on the proper download link.

...
I actually like 4shared for their compliance to copyright rules.
They don't monitor what illegal stuff is being shared through their site,
but, if you complain about something, and provide the proper dmca report, they remove copyright violations very fast!
They've done it for me.
__________________
MY STUFF: Dave's Card Creations
...PINTEREST...facebook
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2022, 10:17 AM
Kevin WS's Avatar
Kevin WS Kevin WS is offline
Eternal Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Currently Southern Africa.
Posts: 7,121
Total Downloaded: 425.92 MB
It's fine - used it a lot. Just be careful as Dave has pointed out above to click on the right link and not get sidetracked by any other links.
__________________
The SD40 is 55 now!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2022, 12:41 PM
Larry R.'s Avatar
Larry R. Larry R. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 224
Total Downloaded: 6.97 MB
Thanks, Dave and Kevin. Your comments are helpful.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-14-2022, 11:40 AM
asettico's Avatar
asettico asettico is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 733
Total Downloaded: 133.91 MB
I try to gibe my personal advice.
Personally, I use Firefox as browser, in the last few versions introduced some privacy protection features that avoid unwanted tracking.
Furthermore, as recommended by airdave, also install addons as ad blocker, so you cab see a cleaner page. I use NoScript, that blocks unwanted scripts possibly loaded by the page.
Happy browsing!
__________________
>-8 Live long and paper \\//_
Reply With Quote
Google Adsense
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 11.76%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-2022, PaperModelers.com