The software description for VideoPad said that the free version was all I would ever need. Then after a few exports it stopped working and asked for money. Wasted hours of my time late at night when I needed to sleep. Softonic has known about this problem for a long time now, but has done nothing to fix it.
Also, Softonic removes valid reviews that criticize their software.
Review by Mahran3 months ago
Offers freeware, but many people take advantage of this and therefore release dangerous programs on this website
Review by Blab4 months ago
TERRIBLE! IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANYTHING IT DOWNLOADS PUP'S AND MALWARE ONTO YOUR PC OR PHONE!!
Review by UMassISOM4 months ago
I am saddened that I was fooled into destroying my phone with Softonic.. i was trying to enter a draw which had me sign up for emails and follow Twitter etc.. now Bixby and a bunch of apps keeps crashing in my phone .. I've been struggling to remove it but it doesn't seem like there was a download.. I may have to wipe my phone .. I'm so disappointed how a company could do this
Review by TxEddyBill5 months ago
Softonic.com market a product called Ummy Video which allows you to download Youtube clips to your hard drive. I installed the software a signed up.
They have been taking £4.99 from my account since signing up and when I have tried to cancel the account there is no link to do so.
DO not download or have anything to do with this software.
Review by Tagmonkee5 months ago
Review by Genero5 months ago
Don't go near this. I've spent the last few hours removing their adwear. I hope now sucessfully. I don't know how they got on my pc, presumably piggy-backed on another download. Scanning with AVG didn't detect it. Microsoft malware removal tool didn't either.
Review by Gracy5 months ago
Dear Sir /Madam
I wish to uninstall en.softonic.com from my PC ASAP as per your terms and conditions.
I am not sure how your uninvited software got onto my PC however it certainly is NOT easy to delete or disable as per your T & C’s and as for all the pop ups with advertising well they are of no interest and I do not require this at all.
Review by Iegor6 months ago
They promote many sites which only exist to take money from your credit card without permission or install malware, by using fake positive reviews. Be very careful following any links from softonic, and always seek reviews from a more reputable source.
Review by Eliany Chank6 months ago
They keep spamming despite several message to stop sending notifications
Review by LuckyCharm Illes6 months ago
Softonic is a scam. They, under false banner, placed an app in my Chrome browser. The only way to remove it was to return the browser back to factory settings.
You would be wise never to get near this website.
Review by JonCustomer7 months ago
Softonic is a fuucking piece of shiiiit. This bunch of sons of a bittch include malware deliberately to harass their misfortune customers with their crap. And their employees have the insolence to play dumb when the affected complain about their bad practices. EVER GET NOTHING FROM THAT FÜCKING SITE
Review by Roberr7 months ago
Regarding what they offer, sure they will give you what you're asking for. But there's a highly chance in the middle of the installation you will be asked to download some other random program that has nothing to do with YOUR program, just a random ad that's going to annoy the shoot out of you.
No Softonic, I don't want to install random things on my PC, I'm just here for my program. No need to force down my throat video players or some whatever tools no one asked you for.
Review by Akai9 months ago
They make adds that look like legitimate download buttons. there has been a few times i had to reformat because of those links. Also I don't like that they force you to sign in with google or facebook. I like my anonymity! You have to be extremely careful on this site, as that is borderline phishing.
Review by Gaytosha10 months ago
Absolute garbage, it's basically a huge scam filled with ads that ends up infecting your pc with tons of popups about their useless stories
Review by Vadewantie10 months ago
They're acting the way they do.
They're cheating constantly changing rankings.
They're acting the way they do. Poor and bad site and service!
I have unintentionally added my site and have hit all the hits of my site show me bad. [email protected] site!
Review by Raindrops Deshormes10 months ago
They declare a good service for software developers, but this is a lie.
Their developer hub does not work at all: almost zero functionality, no way to change software descriptions, no way to change software images; for some software you can claim ownership, for others not (unclear why). Even the existing functionality does not work: every minor change is in pending state for weeks.
The worst thing: in response to some earlier review here, they recommend to contact them directly on support email address in case of issues; I contacted them several times and they totally ignored that, I never got a response.
Never use this site, don't waste your time!
EDIT: Eventually, they did everything I asked for and even more. It was not easy for both of us :), but I'm glad that they finally heard me and understood.
The only wish to them: guys, try to make things so, that your users did not ask you several times for the same issue.
Bearing in mind my overall experience with them, I increase their rating from 1 to 3.
Review by Selyana Cacka11 months ago
Amazing place to work
Review by Zipeng1 year ago
I am a developer and tried to add and update my software on their site.
Their widely advertised developer hub is full of mistakes.
1. When I tried to register as a developer, it says: "email already exists". That's ok, because I added my software to them many years ago. But then I tried to use their password reminder. I provided the email, and they said: An email regarding your password change has been sent to your email address. But nothing is in my inbox (tried several times).
2. When I try to send them a complaint using their Contact Us form, the form is not sent, without any error shown.
How it could be to develop the site so badly? The site is enough old, and they can afford quality software team, but they don't. I wasted my time with them.
Review by CalebWilliams1 year ago
Waste of time - too many misleading ads and files that don't work.
Review by Incompetent1 year ago
It's like a 50/50 Reddit challenge maybe it will direct you to what you are looking for, maybe it will ask you to downlaod a random web browerser. even then it never downloaded what I was looking for.
Review by Myrlinda Aubree1 year ago
malware.. if you need malware, this is the best site for you.
otherwise stay away
Review by Mosbah1 year ago
One of the best company I have worked so far...
Review by Hemang1 year ago
I downloaded a Gmail app in an .exe file and it does absolutely nothing. Just a screen that says "installing" and "completed."
Review by CustomerDonnie Vrielink1 year ago
I just down loaded a free snail driver after spending 30 minutes reading the reasons why I should install it
But it crashed within two minutes of being installed and said internet error.
I prefer feed back from a company when I use their products, but I haven't even been sent an email, even though I provided my email to them & completed a survey during the down load. bitterly disappointed with the software & company. Never again!