I dont download as much freeware as I use to because half the time I dont use the programs anyway. I used to download a boatload of freeware. Id go to one of those freeware sites and have a field day. One thing I noticed when I downloaded a lot of freeware is that some freeware programs tend to have flaws that could cause problems with your pc. Not all freeware is like this. Some freeware is damn good. But if your not careful you may run across one of those sites that only have freeware so they can promote and advertise other things and sometimes the freeware could have spyware or plain and simple just may note be coded well. Nevertheless, I found myself spending more time uninstalling freeware more than I downloaded it.
Btw, for the most part I think a lot of people download freeware as a substitute for a commercial program that can do the same thing. The freeware eliminates having to pay for it.................dah But being a k-lite user should we really be limiting ourselves to second best. Why not get the commercial product if its free, hell, who says we have to pay for it?