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13th December 2011, 09:46 AM
Does anyone have any real knowledge or experience of quicksoft.co.uk ? They are selling major software for £19 via download, which seems much too good to be true, which usually means that it is. So, does anyone actually know - is it genuine, is it legal, or is it a scam? Payment is accepted via Paypal which seems fairly secure, but will downloading and/or installing grab control of, and/or infect, and/or trash the computer?
13th December 2011, 10:09 AM
in my opinion i dont trust sites that sells good brands like PS for dramatically below regular cost. especially if you have to download it. i cant evan go into their site. my advice dont do it. stick to your gut.
13th December 2011, 06:15 PM
There are a number of sites like this, Philip.
Basically, what you get is a trial version of the software plus some additional items which are capable of turning it into a fully working edition, without extra cost.
It usually involves generating a new identification code and physically transferring some files around in the software operating menus. Exactly how to do this usually isn't clearly stated, that is a legal loophole, so you need some knowledge of computer software internal workings.
I assume that doing this isn't legal; but neither is installing a second copy from a friend's programme or any of the many other questionable antics.
So, I'm not going to say yes or no here.
15th December 2011, 01:42 PM
I'm confused by this one. Is the spelling of the website correct?
I have just done a WHOIS search on quicksoft.co.uk. Interestingly the entry in the WHOIS for the registrant's address says, "The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service."
Also I have just put quicksoft.co.uk into Google and the only link to the website comes back with Server not found.
15th December 2011, 04:02 PM
Spelling correct - the site address is www. followed by quicksoft.co.uk
Originally Posted by Tringa
15th December 2011, 04:27 PM
Just had another try at getting to quicksoft.co.uk on three different browsers. All give the same result - Server not found.
15th December 2011, 05:56 PM
This site also trades under the name of XYSOFT
My other comments concerning possible installation problems, legality or the ability to obtain upgrades from the software producers remains. I believe the site to be 'safe' but I'm not going to give a personal recommendation, just in case.