Spotting ads

Don't be fooled by ads - most of the websites that host free software have ads that say download and the buttons sometimes are the same color and size as the actual download links here is an example of multiple download buttons. And I'll show you how to spot the ad so you don't click it. Below is the image of both buttons highlighted in red. this is an easy one. There are some that have 5 or 6 download buttons. 

Multiple download buttons on this page
Multiple download buttons on this page

Here is how to spot if the button goes to the software or is an advertisement. roll your mouse over one of the buttons. I will show you the fake button first below. you will notice 2 things there is a small word that says advertisement that I highlighted for you. also if you look below there is a bar at the bottom of the page that says where that link goes, this bar is called a status bar. If you don't have that bar google how to turn it on or email me using the contact page 

advertisement button and status bar that has nothing to do with the page you are on.
Advertisement button and status bar that has nothing to do with the page you are on.

Next I will show you the actual download button and how to spot that it is correct. Highlight over the other button. You will now see the status bar that shows that it is a link inside that website you are viewing in this case filehippo.com which is one of the most creditable websites out there for free software downloads.

You can see this is the actual download link because it is from filehippo.com which is the page where this file is comming from. If you don't understand this please feel free to contact me through our contact page
You can see this is the actual download link because it is from filehippo.com which is the page where this file is comming from. If you don't understand this please feel free to contact me through our contact page