How safe is Sourceforge, Mediafire, Bitbucket, Github, etc.?

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Re: How safe is Sourceforge, Mediafire, Bitbucket, Github, etc.?

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generic name guy wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:24 amYou should switch to MEGA, it's free and gives you like 20 gigs
Except that's even MORE annoying to use, and is a fantastic example of web browser bloat. Ridiculous amount of CPU usage and pointless page animations to download a file.

And of course it wont work at all if JavaScript is disabled, which I restrict on a whitelist basis for security purposes. (It's depressing how much the web is dependent on "client side scripting")
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Re: How safe is Sourceforge, Mediafire, Bitbucket, Github, etc.?

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KynikossDragonn wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:55 pm Except that's even MORE annoying to use, and is a fantastic example of web browser bloat. Ridiculous amount of CPU usage and pointless page animations to download a file.
It's a lot better than popup ads and intrusive download button ads.
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Re: How safe is Sourceforge, Mediafire, Bitbucket, Github, etc.?

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Kappes Buur wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:20 am To download a file from Mediafire I do not leftclick on the download button, which would open a page full of ads.

To avoid being bombarded with ads, simply rightclick the download button and select
Save linked content as ...
Would this work for Sourceforge as well as far as avoiding popups and unwanted downloads? I'm specifically looking at the Hammer of Thyrion sourceport for Hexen II if that helps or changes anything.

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