How To Detect Misleading Download Attempt
cautious download are very necessary to every online surfers or
(1)Avoid a download if is deceptive, promising a value proposition
that it does not meet.
(2) Avoid a download trying to trick users into installing it or turns
out to installation of another program.
Avoid a download if it doesn't tell the user about all of its
principal and significant functions.
(3) Avoid a download that affects the user's system in unexpected ways.
(4) Avoid a download which might prove difficult to remove.
(5) Avoid a download that might collect or transmit private
information without the user's knowledge.
(6) Avoid a download that is bundled with other software and its
presence is not disclosed.
(7) Avoid a download that lacks transparent Installation and Upfront Disclosure
(8) Avoid a download if the software installation process is not
straightforward, easy-to-understand, and based on clear choices made
by the user.
(9) Avoid a download whose programs lack a valid and verified code
signature issued by a code-signing authority
that presents verifiable publisher information.
(10) Avoid a download if the download process doesn't begin when the
user has consented to the download by clicking on a clearly-labelled
(11) Avoid a download if at the time of installation, all principal
and significant functions of the software are not described in clear
and straightforward language that is clearly visible and easy to read
on the screen.
(12)Avoid a download if the user has no meaningful opportunity
to review and approve all principal and
significant proposed installation options and system changes.
(13) Avoid a download if the name and principal and significant
functions of every piece of software
that will be installed is not visible to the
user, and the user cannot skip the
entire bundled software or offer as well as
individual components of the bundle.
(14) Avoid a download if the about-to-download-software is making
false or misleading claims
about the condition of the user's device or computer system. For
example, misleading claims related to
antivirus protection, system performance, system optimization, a
new version of a plugin, etc.
(15) Avoid a download charging fees for software that is available for
free everywhere else without disclosing this to the user and
explaining what extra service justifies the fee.
(16) Avoid a download providing unproven or misleading endorsements.
(17) Avoid a download if the software and download page doesn't
contain a link to an End User License Agreement
(EULA) or Terms of Service (TOS).