This week, in our daily newsletter, we featured one of the oldest, most trusted freeware programs we’ve ever recommended. The program is still as good as ever and runs on all versions of Windows. However, the author, has changed his Web site and has fallen into the category of sites where obfuscating the real download link has become the norm.
Well, we got raked over the coals by some of our free newsletter readers who complained that the freeware we recommended was not free at all but cost $29.95. However, we tested the program both before and after the article appeared — and it was indeed freeware; there was no place in the program even to buy it, let alone a charge of $29.95. What happened to many was this: The clicked on an ad disguised as a download link. The did this for the reasons we so often caution you:
1. They were in a hurry
2. They didn’t read all of the information the author had written
3. They didn’t take common sense with them on the Web
4. They didn’t believe us when we told them it was freeware
While the download link is indeed obfuscated and buried, it’s not impossible to find. In fact, if you take time to read the entire description of the program – the link is easy to find.
Our test this week for you is: Can you find the correct download link?
The program is CleanUp! — it’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s a system cleaner that does a good job, and does it safely. It’s freeware. It’s not bundled with anything. We’re not guessing, we’ve tested it many times this past week.
Can you find the correct link for CleanUp! on the author’s site? Please let us know.