Is download.cnet.com Safe?

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Jan 9, 2021
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The website used to be good back in the days sand had so many apps but of late it has not been the best place to get apps because the take long to give us the new updates. The site also does not look that much pleasing but it does have the apps you will need.
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Jan 9, 2021
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Cnet is a reliable app store. If you don't want to hustle with play store then it is a very good option for you. There are however some restrictions because the apps are not totally safe.
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Jan 6, 2021
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I think it has adware, unless they removed it.
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Nov 30, 2020
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Too many ads according to my ad blocker 33,920 in total 16 on this page haven't downloaded anything looks suspicious I don't know
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Nov 15, 2020
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download from official sites or recommendation from them but this is all fine
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Oct 30, 2020
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I like this website except that it is full of ads that are sometimes isn't so annoying that i wonder why they even do it. If you re going to show us ads then you should show us some relevant ads instead of useless ones. It does have good apps through and that is the good side of it.
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Oct 30, 2020
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It is a very great website to download all the apps and games that you want for your android device but you need to be careful of the kind of games that you download because they do not work is play store with the protection features. You may download some dangerous apps.
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Oct 30, 2020
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I have been using this site for years to download apps and games and so far I have never had any issues with it . It does have ads but they are not as much as people think. THey are also not relevant ads just that some people have a bad taste and will complain about almost anything.
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Oct 4, 2020
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How Much Malware Can You Get From Download.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2dvnE2-bL8
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Jun 30, 2020
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Harder to find useful downloads. Still a fairly useful site.
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Jun 7, 2020
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was good but not now
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Aug 9, 2019
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Can be helpful sometimes. The site is terribly slow and has lots of ads. The files can be safe, but sometimes will contain adware, Trojans, and toolbars. The site also has trials of software.
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Jul 21, 2019
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i says download.com is safe because it is only if you know the software your downloading dont get toolbars only get products you know are by creators that are legit if your confused search the internet for them and check thier download.com profile anything wrong
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Apr 11, 2019
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download.cnet.com is a porn site. NOT for children! Contains sexually-explicit material.
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Apr 11, 2019
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This software repository has been cited by customers for stealth downloads of unwanted and/or malicious software in addition to the advertised software. Recommendation: If the web site of a trusted software author offers a CNET download link, it's probably safe if you also reject any add-on offers. Otherwise you should scan what you download from CNET for malware before you use or install it. References: http://sitecheck2.sucuri.net/results/download.cnet.com https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/cnet.com https://forum.mywot.com/en/42044-why-i-hate-download-cnet-com
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Mar 26, 2019
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I would never use this site, as I only download from the application's creator's website.
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Feb 3, 2019
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I HAVE BEEN USING WOT FOR SEVERAL YEARS IT HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP IN SELECTING MY WEB PAGES. I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT WOT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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Jan 31, 2019
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This site is extremely slow to load, while everything else on my computer is running smoothly
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Jan 16, 2019
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well known site but with lots of ads
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this website is full of viruses
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