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Solved Unable to download - redirected
#1
When I try to update my HWiNFO64, after I click download I get a page that wants to download an unzipper (which I don't need) or something for safe browsing (which I don't need, being well-protected) or MyPony (which is dubious and unwanted). How do I get a download without any unwanted stuff?

And shame on you for foisting this stuff.
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#2
You probably were confused by an advertisement and clicked that one. Some advertisers are too invasive.
Please check a bit below that Ad and you should see 2 buttons: "DOWNLOAD INSTALLER" (green) and "DOWNLOAD PORTABLE" (blue).
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#3
I am always very wary of inviting-looking download buttons and looked carefully before I clicked.

I was at http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php
Under 64-bit, I clicked the green button labeled "Start Download free Version"
The URL of the button image is http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/sim...9701552674
The link URL of that button is this obvious redirection:
http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/a...yWPR5Q9TQQ

So how do I download the update? Can you give me a clean link, please?
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#4
You clicked on the Google Ad. I don't choose which ads are displayed there, I only offer space for them and the ads come thru Google network.
Just look below that and you'll see the two other buttons.
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#5
Here is a picture of the button I clicked. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByCM84n1...sp=sharing

Edit: The other two buttons are for DOWNLOAD INSTALLER and DOWNLOAD PORTABLE.
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#6
.. and those other two are the right ones.
I'm sorry for this confusion, but I don't feel guilty, since I don't choose which which Ads are displayed there.
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#7
Why would I want to download a DOWNLOAD INSTALLER? Specially since it is labeled Safe Browsing?
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByCM84n1...sp=sharing

That has now changed to clearly mark advertisement - but it wasn't that way before.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByCM84n1...sp=sharing

I still don't understand why I should click DOWNLOAD INSTALLER, but will do so.

Be advised that Google keeps changing the layout of your page..
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#8
The text "BrowserSafeGuard" you posted belongs to the Ad. Google can change only their dedicated region, which is the space between the text above and the download buttons - this can be clearly seen on the second screenshot you posted.
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#9
The last screenshot is how it should look, certainly. But the other screenshots I posted were seen on previous screen refreshes..
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#10
Yes, I have configured the ad styles to have a border like on your last screenshot (so they are easier to distinguish), but it seems not all of them keep this rule.
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#11
I don't see any of those ads. Good reason to use Firefox with DoNotTrack & AdBlock Extensions.
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