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How to ensure that your Brandsonic Web for Mac download is safe

Using the checksums provided on the Brandsonic Web for Mac download page, you can verify the authenticity of your Brandsonic Web for Mac download. Follow the steps below.

First and foremost, you should only download Brandsonic Web for Mac from Download.com or the Brandsonic apps site. However, it doesn't hurt to to check your download using these steps regardless. of where you download Brandsonic Web for Mac.

1. Open Terminal. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

2. Type or copy and paste one of the commands below (without quotes):

MD5:

"md5" with a space at the end

SHA-1:

"openssl sha1" with a space at the end

SHA-256:

"shasum -a 256" with a space at the end

3. Drag the Brandsonic Web DMG you just downloaded into the Terminal window. Its should fill in the path to the file.

4. Press enter. The MD5, SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum will be displayed, depending on the command you ran. Compare it to the MD5, SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum given on the download page. If it is EXACTLY the same, the download is safe and has not be tampered with. It is safe to use this file to install Brandsonic Web.

If it is different, then the file may have been tampered with and could be unsafe or malicious. It could also mean that the file didn't download correctly and is corrupt. In both cases, you should delete the file and re-download it from Download.com or the Brandsonic apps site.

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