Download the Old Version of your Favorite Program
As many of you know, I’m not a fan of auto-updates or even downloading new versions on the day they’re available. Well, I have now found a way to access older versions of my favorite programs. It’s located at http://www.oldapps.com/
As of today they have 2470 versions of 179 programs. They have Music Utilities, File Sharing, Web Browsers, Drivers and more. There’s even a section for Mac users with 329 versions of 24 programs.
I heard about Old Apps from its co-creator Chirag Patel when he asked permission to include old versions of WinPatrol on the site. They’ve acquired 23 different versions of WinPatrol and even I got a chuckle when I downloaded a really old WinPatrol 4.0 pictured below.
WinPatrol 18.104.22.168 (© 2002)
We’ve come a long way baby. This what the current version of WinPatrol looks like. Click on the image for a clear view.
On my first visit to OldApps.com I was given a yellow warning by SiteAdvisor. While all reviews on SiteAdvisor were positive, at one time copies of old versions that included some Adware were detected. Hopefully, SiteAdvisor will update their records. It’s really a shame that they removed old versions which included adware. As an AntiSpyware researcher myself, it would be handy to still have access to those older versions.