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I'm trying to setup PDN on a new computer (XP) and the only download site I can find keeps on bringing up something called optimum installer which wants to fill my new PC with garbage I don't need. Can you point me to the proper download site?

 

Many thanks

 

Mike

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http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/25741-fake-download-links-on-httpgetpaintnet/

 

DON'T click on the advertisements! Click on the download link!

 

http://getpaint.net

 

The advertisements are kind of confusing because they have the word "Download" in them :/

 

Also this should be in PDN Discussion and Questions. Don't worry, a moderator will find it and move it for you :)

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That was the link I tried!

 

I didn't hit the adverts at all.

It initially tries to install a PDF creator.

Then in tells me the product is add supported and that I don't need to accept these items but then installs items anyway.

It uses something called optimum installer to do all this.

I then have to spend an hour removing it all.

I suppose on the positive side I don't have my PC filled with porn.

 

Have you tried using the download button you recommend?

I chose the options for XP and the United Kingdom.

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

Mike

 

PS sorry about putting it in the wrong section.

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Trust me, you clicked on the wrong download link. The things that look like download buttons are advertisements.

If you use firefox or google chrome, install the adblock plugin.

If you don't want to install adblock (I don't know why you wouldn't...), then this topic should help you

 

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Nanettealsop - Cheers, that worked fine :)

 

Pdnnoob - I just clicked the large blue box that said download after clicking the download link on the page you mentioned. It asks what OS and what location and then starts of trying to give me a pdf creator while the optimium installer then tries to give me all sorts of junk. I've no idea what the optimum installer is and haven't seen it before. I've been using PDN for quite a few years but haven't needed to download a fresh copy for a long time. Perhaps I did something wrong but I don't think so. Perhaps my machine is infected but it's a new PC I built just yesterday from scratch. I haven't got round to installing add block yet but it's on my (rather long) list.

 

Mike

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You probably clicked on another ad. (see below for what you should have clicked on)

clickonthisone_zps5a43b76b.png

You should put adblock on the top of your list if you have to download any more software...just a thought.

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Alright. I will make this as clear as possible:

 

8uqWI.png

 

 

 

 

Also, READ THE TEXT! It says:

 

 

In the advertisement:

Advertisement powered by XXXXXXXX.com

 

Next to the download link:

If you would like to install Paint.NET, please use one of the download now buttons below.  

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That was the link I tried!

 

I didn't hit the adverts at all.

It initially tries to install a PDF creator.

Then in tells me the product is add supported and that I don't need to accept these items but then installs items anyway.

It uses something called optimum installer to do all this.

I then have to spend an hour removing it all.

I suppose on the positive side I don't have my PC filled with porn.

 

Have you tried using the download button you recommend?

I chose the options for XP and the United Kingdom.

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

Mike

 

PS sorry about putting it in the wrong section.

Not just you, but a lot of peoples and same me! I tried a few times, but was not lucky, the phishing programs took over! My protection program informed, that  official 'optimum' program is dangerous and deleted it! How I get  Paint.net then?

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Not just you, but a lot of peoples and same me! I tried a few times, but was not lucky, the phishing programs took over! My protection program informed, that  official 'optimum' program is dangerous and deleted it! How I get  Paint.net then?

 

 

Did you even read the rest of the thread?

 

Alright. I will make this as clear as possible:

 

8uqWI.png

 

 

 

 

Also, READ THE TEXT! It says:

 

 

In the advertisement:

 

Next to the download link:

Nos

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