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When is Free Software safe to install? Or Are Code Signing Certificates a computer companies version of the NES lockout chip? This is a thing that has been bothering me for some time. From time to time, I will find Free Software on the internet, but when I try to install or use it, my windows or my antivirus/anti-malware software will stop me from using it. This is usually because the software is from an unknown publisher. That is to be expected because most of the time the Software is from an independent developer, and because the software is free to download and use. The publisher/ creator is not likely to pay for a Code Signing Certificate. This happens with fan games and mods and fan-made patches. Is there any way to be sure if something I downloaded is safe to use, if it has not been authorized by a greedy Corporation?