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For several years I had used the ImgBurn freeware to copy non-copy protected DVDs. With the purchase of a new desktop PC of course my ImgBurn application has gone away and I'd be happy to download it again--except that, when I go to the ImgBurn site, there appear to be several download options. none of which are provided by ImgBurn. I always wonder if these various download options are safe, i.e., I don't want to be downloading a monster virus inadvertently.

1) Should I be looking at a reliable commercial program? Several years ago I used some fairly comprehensive Nero application but it was cranky and hung up from time to time. When I purchased a new computer, the manufacturer suggested ImgBurn and it had served me well up to this time. I'm just a little nervous in downloading from ImgBurn's web site but not from ImgBurn itself, so.

2) Is there any way to identify safe downloading utilities?
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Imageburn's mirrors are reliable. I've contacted the author about several things with the program, and I have no problems with using any of those mirrors. Having said that, the one I would trust the most is www.videohelp.com. You can download it directly from their site, and I would rely on it as reputable and not something that is going to infect your computer.

It is still the best program by far to burn discs.

SMK
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download.cnet.com has been good for me and somewhere they used to say their SW has been virus-tested before being posted?

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Having said that, the one I would trust the most is www.videohelp.com. You can download it directly from their site, and I would rely on it as reputable and not something that is going to infect your computer.
I would second Videohelp.com. It is my primary site for acquiring software and utilities. I've never had a problem and if in doubt you can always have your virus software scan the download file (if it doesn't do so automatically).
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download.cnet.com has been good for me and somewhere they used to say their SW has been virus-tested before being posted?
Also a good and reputable site that I would second -- until recently. I have downloaded much from them over the years and never had anything undesired sneak through. But now it seems they want you to install a stub installer in order to download software. Ad-supported, no less. I refuse to do that.
Edited by Kelson - 3/23/13 at 10:09am
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SUBJECT: Reputable Download Sites...
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    Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post

    Imageburn's mirrors are reliable. I've contacted the author about several things with the program, and I have no problems with using any of those mirrors. Having said that, the one I would trust the most is www.videohelp.com. You can download it directly from their site, and I would rely on it as reputable and not something that is going to infect your computer...
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    Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

    I would second Videohelp.com. It is my primary site for acquiring software and utilities. I've never had a problem and if in doubt you can always have your virus software scan the download file (if it doesn't do so automatically)...

    ...Also a good and reputable site that I would second -- until recently. I have downloaded much from them over the years and never had anything undesired sneak through. But now it seems they want you to install a stub installer in order to download software. Ad-supported, no less. I refuse to do that.
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I've been using VCDHelp.Com, now Videohelp.Com, for almost a decade without problems. VCDHelp and Doom9 were my "Go To" sites for info. You'll find *MANY* useful programs at both sites.

Download.Com / CNET.Com *WAS* a good site *MANY YEARS* ago, but since they added the intermediary download LINK at least a couple of years ago, I've avoided them.
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Thanks for helping me with my question. I used vide help.com and it went quite smoothly.
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