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Old 05 October 2005, 12:09   #11
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Caution!

That link not only goes directly to the executable file, but redirects to a Czech web site.

Think carefully..... Bloke on internet recommends that I go to a Czech website and download some software because he says it's the best thing since sliced bread...

Can I suggest going to grisoft.com or free.grisoft.com first and having a little look before leaping in?

And WHERE do you think the link comes from in the first place????

Sorry for trying to be helpfull I am sure!!!
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Old 05 October 2005, 12:11   #12
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Thanks Richard for you sensible words! I have to admit to downloading this & have now deleted it after your advice!
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Well then you have just got rid of the best bit of free software I have seen in a long time - but hell what do I know.......
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Not doubting your intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Can I suggest that you ammend your link to go to the download web page rather than directly to the executable.
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Old 05 October 2005, 12:19   #14
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Not doubting your intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Can I suggest that you ammend your link to go to the download web page rather than directly to the executable.
I wouldn't post a link if I hadn't checked it first!!!

Looking at the header would tell anyone that it comes from grisoft.

I ONLY put the direct link to make it EASIER for people so they wouldn't have to read through all the crap first!!!

Obviously if the path was something like

warez.russianbabes.grumpyqualifiednerd.ru/mustseethis.src

I wouldn't have posted it!!!
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Well then you have just got rid of the best bit of free software I have seen in a long time - but hell what do I know.......
Codders, don't be like that surely you can see Richards point!
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I wouldn't post a link if I hadn't checked it first!!!

Looking at the header would tell anyone that it comes from grisoft.

I ONLY put the direct link to make it EASIER for people so they wouldn't have to read through all the crap first!!!

Obviously if the path was something like

warez.russianbabes.grumpyqualifiednerd.ru/mustseethis.src

I wouldn't have posted it!!!
Glad to see everyones on form and personal abuse still flies in all directions with such vitriol,thanks everyone including Codders, but as a WUSS I'll follow Richard's advice
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Old 05 October 2005, 12:27   #17
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Obviously if the path was something like

warez.russianbabes.grumpyqualifiednerd.ru/mustseethis.src

I wouldn't have posted it!!!
Yep, obviously. However, be aware that links are displayed in a truncated manner.

I'll demonstrate in a very simple manner...

http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70fre-...ee_344a618.exe

Looks the same as the link you posted, but have a look at where your browser goes...
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Yep, obviously. However, be aware that links are displayed in a truncated manner.

I'll demonstrate in a very simple manner...

http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70fre-...ee_344a618.exe

Looks the same as the link you posted, but have a look at where your browser goes...
The FIRST part is what counts

for example

www.microsoft.com

Now of course it may be possible they have hijacked a large companies servers but if they have you would be in trouble anyway.
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1. Not if a long subdomain obscured the TLD
2. Your link re-directs to .cz TLD so the assumption that the host is displayed is unsafe.
And it's only a demonstration. The fact is that there are so many "what ifs" that it's dangerous to make assumptions.
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1. Not if a long subdomain obscured the TLD
2. Your link re-directs to .cz TLD so the assumption that the host is displayed is unsafe.
And it's only a demonstration. The fact is that there are so many "what ifs" that it's dangerous to make assumptions.
Fair enough - I SHOULD make allowances for people who aren't that knowledgable.

I can sniff a bad link out a mile off!!!!
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