Alternative to SourceForge

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at
Mon Mar 24 10:41:21 EDT 2014

I took some time refreshing the download page (about 30 times) and although
I saw some misleading download links, none of them seemed to be associated
with adware or malware.

Depending on the targeting of these ads, there may be some that are
malware.  This isn't the first complaint I've seen about sourceforge having
malware.  Over on the LMMS project, we've had similar concerns, but it
seems sourceforge has removed them as there haven't been complaints in
quite some time.

It is likely that the OP (Marc) has 1. Had issues in the past or 2. Already
has malware which is triggering a false-positive warning on this page.

So to confirm Mark's answer, I do not find any bad links on the download


- Tres.Finocchiaro at

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 2:58 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 2:14 AM, mmj <mmj at> wrote:
> > do you folks have an alternative download source for Pidgin,
> We do not. Well, unless you're using Linux, in which case we generally
> recommend that users install Pidgin via their distribution's standard
> package management repositories.
> > since
> > SourceForge-downloads are toxicated with ad- and malware meanwhile?
> >
> > Just hover the link(s) and you'll see what crap you'll get with SF.
> Hmm, the actual files that you download should absolutely not have ads
> or malware. If this is the case, please let us know! If the
> Sourceforge website contains or links to malware, please let them
> know! The Sourceforge website does contain ads... but then again, so
> does much of the rest of the Internet. This is perhaps not ideal, but
> I suspect most of us don't see this as a major problem (I certainly
> don't).
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