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Sep 27, 2013
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Once trusted and highly regarded, CNET now bundles adware malware with their donwloads. AVOID!!!
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Sep 18, 2013
Don't know how this site is green on my wot, I'm starting to untrust mywot for this and another reasons.
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Sep 18, 2013
I downloaded a free audio converter from cnet.com that says "cnet certified" and next thing I know a bunch of nonsense is being installed on my computer that I didn't ask for and my harddrive is running audibly and my CPU monitor is showing 8% cpu usage while everything in my task manager is showing less than 1% total. I spent the following 2 hours searching for and removing viruses. I didn't even get the program I wanted AND viruses, I ONLY got viruses. Will never use cnet again.
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Sep 4, 2013
cnet.com für die suche rund um den Computer (z.B. zu Software, Hardware usw.)
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Sep 2, 2013
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A once trustworthy site is now a complete pit of snakes with an ever increasing number of programs infected with adware, spyware, junk toolbars, bogus reviews... One could go to reputable sites and get the exact same programs without the sleaze. Until they clean up their act AVOID CNET!!
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Aug 30, 2013
c|net is good but download.com is bad.
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Aug 26, 2013
I tried to download GIMP again after it stopped working. Strangely, the download took a full 27 minutes and came bundled with MacKeeper and some other adware toolbars. Do not use this site at all as it comes with both Microsoft and Mac trojans.
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Aug 19, 2013
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cnet.com is a good software download site and mywot also says the same : http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/cnet.com
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Aug 16, 2013
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Ottimo sito per quanto riguarda alle informazioni sui prodotti..... ma per quanto riguarda alla PRIVACY e alla pubblicità non è per niente sicuro....è ZEPPO DI PUBBLICITà
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Aug 5, 2013
They have a good website, but I sometimes find it to be a little confusing. When you go to the page to download whatever it was that you wanted to download, you click download and it redirects to another page and then before you know it you have downloaded something else instead. You can go back and finally figure out what happened and delete what you got that you didn't want and then download what you wanted to start with. I have done this a couple of times.
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Jul 26, 2013
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Cnet.com used to be a good site for downloads. But now, they are prepared to bundle malware and adware with their downloads just so that they can get some more money. I used to like them, not any more. I recently tried to download a program from here and I almost installed Snap.do, I would have done that if I hadn't been so careful with my selection. Read through the installer VERY CAREFULLY, or your computer might end up infested with tons of malware. I have permanently blocked the site entirely, as well as download.com. Stay away from it...
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Jul 24, 2013
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this is the 4th time i download a program from them that is malicious, this site should be blacklisted, they contribute to malware spreading even a .exe file i downloaded changed to a shortcut to visit another site bad site, try getting stuff from the original owners site
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Jul 14, 2013
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Now contains download manager which in turn, installs viruses. Cnet used to be trusted, and still can be useful if you click the right link, but the average user should steer clear of Cnet whilst they use the spyware infested download manager.
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Jul 7, 2013
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Познавательный интересный сайт о технике
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Jun 30, 2013
They were bundling unwanted software with downloads for a while, so I marked Trustworthiness down to Amber. But I think they relented so I'll go back to Green in due course.
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Jun 27, 2013
Gives great reviews on software and allows great free software downloads
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Jun 15, 2013
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Delivers wide information about software and hardware
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Jun 10, 2013
Used to be a great site, now it is recommending software that allows browser hi-jacking software, such as sweetpack.com, to attach and take over your computer..
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Jun 9, 2013
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Good site for news,and downloads, just be careful what you download
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Jun 9, 2013
Removed a award for the Hopper just because CBS is in a legal dispute aganist Dish, spyware/malware downloads. Overall untrustworthy.
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