SharewareOnSale ( is a site offering shareware files. These files are usually listed at a significant discount or free because the owners are interested in them being shared to help with brand exposure. As of December 2022, the site has 2.6 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that was founded on August 15, 2013.

Is Safe?

I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked on Sucuri, and it returned as a medium security risk. Results: Sucuri scan for the site Sucuri results

Sucuri says no malware was found during its scan and that the site is not blacklisted by any associated security vendor. However, it still lists the site as a medium security risk due to the TLS recommendation listed below:

HTTPS mixed content found. Your HTTPS website is referring to an HTTP resource: on

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on, and it is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site VirusTotal results

In conclusion, Sucuri says is a medium security risk because of TLS recommendations. Unmask Parasites says the site is clean of parasites. VirusTotal says the site is not flagged as malicious by any security vendor. We can see that the medium security risk grading by Sucuri is due to an advertising widget (Outbrain) not redirecting to a secure version of its Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS). OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

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