Unfortunately CNet has let their standards fall by the wayside. There are numerous reports of Trojans and Malware contained in the downloads they promote on the site. I suggest looking at other sites for downloads now.
This website is useful when it comes to downloads. They scan and make sure that the uploaded files are safe. Although some comments can be different from what might come out, this site deserves a 5-star rating for it's good service.
I have downloaded 5 items in this. Out of the 5, only 1 has been a trojan.
This website has been found to be including malware and adware along with its downloads. More information as well as a link to news sources verifying the problem can be found here: http://insecure.org/news/download-com-fiasco.html
A few other sources:
cnet.com/download.com (download.cnet.com) has started adding malware to there downloads.
Some downloads may contain their own installer which may install additional spyware and addons.
I would recommend downloading from other sources.
Now wraps all downloads in it's own download installer which includes plenty of adware, spyware, browser hijacking etc. This site has been ruined.
See here for a report on their behaviour: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/06/cnet_nmap_toolbar_wrapping_row/
Hijacks: Installer & Browser!!! aTube Catcher is a LIAR! For one thing, I was told on a site that it would download HULU, - it does NOT! However the MAIN thing that angers me the most is that it HIJACKED my browser, took me to places I did not want to go, - It Loaded things on my machine I did NOT want on it - and it was even Polite in one area and asked me If I would like to install the Mr Ask toolbar with ALLLLL of its other garbage. However I DID say NO - and it STILL Installed what IT WANTED. Took me almost TWELVE Man Hours and 3 different softwares to remove all the crap it put on my machine! - DONT DO IT! - There are other FREE things that are SAFE and HONEST -