Safe Download FAQ

1. How long does certification take?

Certification takes approximately 14 working days.

2. How will is an application tested?

An application is installed on a number of clean builds, these machines are then examined and the files modified and changed assessed. The performance of the machine is also tested.

3. Will I get an International Charter seal to put on my website if certified?

You will be issued with a Safe Download seal, which will link to your application's profile page.

4. How much does certification cost?

Safe Download certification is currently free.

5. What is the difference between Safe Download certification and Spyware Free certification?

Spyware Free certification checks to ensure that no spyware application is installed with the program, and that the program is free from other malicious code. The Safe Download program incorporates these checks, but also ensures that no critical changes are made to a user's machine, such as the registry.