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Is SourceForge trustworthy?

SourceForge is not considered trustworthy anymore. It has been hijacking accounts and replacing Windows packages with adware installers (GIMP, nmap, and others). SourceForge has also been active in filtering out users from specific countries.

Is SourceForge a virus?

SourceForge is not “a virus”. In fact, SourceForge now scans all projects for malware, and removed all adware from the site: Under new management, SourceForge moves to put badness in past.

Is Source Forge safe?

SourceForge is safe to use. My company acquired SourceForge in January of 2016 and removed all adware, and we now scan all projects for malware: Under new management, SourceForge moves to put badness in past.


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