Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 4:58 AM (in response to OmarSiddique)
You can get istat-pro from here:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to OmarSiddique)
There's also Temperature Monitor...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Is that safe to download? Please let me know.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
I didn't see this before, but I definitely recommend against downloading anything from softonic.com. See:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 3:46 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
Thanks for the warning. I was unaware of the following:
Posted on December 6th, 2013 at 6:55 AM EST
Softonic has been a problem before, as outlined in a previous article: http://www.thesafemac.com/boycott-softonic/
In a nutshell, Softonic was wrapping some software downloaded from their site in an adware installer, which installed the ChatZum adware. Worse, the adware was installed regardless of whether you declined this “optional” software. Although Softonic quickly removed these installers when caught, they obviously did not learn the error of their ways. Adware-riddled installers are back!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
Unfortunately i have downloaded istat from softonic. What should i do now?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to OmarSiddique)
Are you seeing ads unexpectatdly?
Did tou try this?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to OmarSiddique)
It is unfortunate that, at the time of writing, the following Google search for istat pro contains two suspect sites in the top four hits:
There is the above mentioned softonic.com and cnet.com which is described at:
Whilst removing the adware is not normally difficult it is not recommended that inexperienced users attempt to download from softonic.com or cnet.com.
There are many alternative Google searches which may have links less prone to adware including the following:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
I'm not sure why the hosts removed your last post... I would have preferred that they simply edit it, so that the warning about download.cnet.com would remain in place. But, c'est la vie!
To others reading this, note that both Softonic and Download.com are both disreputable and will wrap other people's software in their own adware installers. It's never a good idea to download software from such a site. As I recommended in my response to Neville's removed post, you should only download software from the developer's site. Anywhere else is potentially suspect.
With regard to iStat Pro, I believe that program has been discontinued. That means there really isn't a safe place to download it from. Although it had a popular following, at this point I would not recommend using it. Any discontinued software will eventually cause problems with newer systems, even if you can find an untainted copy of it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 1:46 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
Neville Hillyer wrote:
The following is a better source for others looking for iStat-pro 4.92 - - - - -
Actually, it's not. You have just linked to an adware-riddled installer. That download utilizes the "CNET Installer" that installs the Spigot adware onto your computer. See:
You've managed to hit the two biggest offenders on this topic, but third-party download sites should be avoided in general. Software should only be downloaded from the developer's website, and nowhere else.
I agree with your edit remarks especially as it also resulted in the removal of your subsequent post above.
As a matter of interest I did what I could to check the cnet download content and could not see any adware installer in this particular download but I accept that in view of their recent history we should never point inexperienced users to the site.
It is a shame that all our historic Version-Tracker and Mac-Fix-It links point to cnet - what would Ted Laundau say?
Most other resources such as Pure Mac point to the non-existent author's site. I suspect it will survive in some of the FTP archives for a few years.
I have no plans to upgrade my Apple hardware beyond Tiger and Leopard so am quite happy with the existing iStat Pro.