While attempting to download an application:

The program you want to download will be downloaded through the Softonic Downloader, making the download process much faster, showing a progress bar and ensuring the program is virus-free.

Ensuring it's virus-free? Miraculous!

First, the Softonic Downloader will be downloaded, and through it you’ll be able to download the main program. During the download process we show commercial offers, such as the Softonic Toolbar.

Sounds… super. I've gone back in time to 1999!