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Better Software Together

Softonic Clean & Safe represents our stand against malware and unwanted software bundles.

The Malware Problem

The Malware Problem

Malware in software is getting smarter, deadlier, and better at avoiding detection.

With today’s generation of users uploading their personal and financial information onto their devices and the Internet, the damage that malware can cause has escalated tremendously.

 

 

Clean & Safe Mission

Clean & Safe Mission

We want to make software discovery and downloads reassuringly safe again. In over 18 years of cataloging the world’s software, we have built a massive collection of over 160,000 software titles.

While most titles are already free from malware, we are taking the extraordinary step of making sure that every single one of them is certifiably free from malware.

How we do it

How we do it

We are checking, testing and certifying each software title one at a time. Working with several technology partners, we deployed a virtual-user simulation tool that mimics the activity of a typical person to weed out malicious behavior.

Any software containing malware is permanently removed from our catalog.

We make zero exceptions, no matter how important or popular the software title may be.

A Collaborative Effort

A Collaborative Effort

We all have a part to play to keep malware out. In the unlikely event you encounter or suspect malware, we have added a quick link on every software page for you to send us a report.

With our Clean & Safe efforts, a reputable anti-virus software and just some sensible computing habits, we can make the digital experience enjoyable again.