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Jul 9, 2018
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Safe software website, however downloads are littered with spamware and you have have to carefully decline everything but the one thing you want to download.
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Jun 16, 2018
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One of the deceptive download sites we all want to avoid. Tricky installs, badwares hard to get rid of, etc. Typically a don't.
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Jun 4, 2018
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Wasted an hour looking for a simple USB-RAM maintenance app. All were incompetent, misleading, and evaded essential app info until install, esp. actual cost & limits on 'free' & 'token price'. Obnoxious & distracting site GUI (pop-up videos & links). This site was usable a few years ago, but even worse now, not worth our time, unless you have researched elsewhere and also carefully vet your directed & scanned download from CNET.
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May 20, 2018
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TOTALLY USER-UNFRIENDLY INTERFACE DUE TO VERY AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING BIG-SIZED VIDEOS MAKING UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON YOUR SEARCH RESULT
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May 4, 2018
While this site improved from its open candy installers from a few years back, it still has some flaws with junkware or potentially unwanted software (PUP). These programs include, "Advanced System Care," "Driver Booster," "Driver Easy," and many more. If you want to download things from this website, I suggest you read about the program online elsewhere before downloading it.
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Mar 26, 2018
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I really don't like this site. Whenever i get something off here and run their installer, i find a bunch of new programs that i didn't want to install on my computer. Because of this site, i have had to uninstall McAfee 5 times! don't trust it
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Mar 2, 2018
Мерзкая реклама, заорала на всю мощность как только перешёл на сайт.
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Mar 1, 2018
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Filthy form spammers just like all the rest using this method to promote garbage software.
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Feb 14, 2018
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2dvnE2-bL8 Click on it, I dare you
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Feb 3, 2018
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Nov 23, 2017
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full of adware, malware, trojan, bloatware...
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Nov 13, 2017
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It takes me to shady pages to download, wich are blocked by my adblock as harmful sites, i don't recomend it
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Oct 26, 2017
LOOK AT THIS TEXT DIRECTALLY FROM THE PRIVACY POLICY. THIS IS INFORMATION IT COLLECTS FROM YOUR COMPUTER. Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, facsimile number, and mobile number; User name, password, and password reminder questions and answers; Age and date of birth; Other demographic information, such as gender, job information, and postal code; Public information, including profile information, you provide to the CBS Interactive Services for publication, such as your user name, comments, likes, interests, status, pictures and the address of your website; Communications preferences, such as which newsletters you would like to receive; Search queries; In limited circumstances, payment and identity verification information, such as credit card number, social security number or comparable national identifiers, and driver's license number where needed for payment, to complete a particular transaction, or to access a particular service (e.g., contests or paid subscriptions); Contact information about others when you provide information about others or refer a friend to a particular website or service (note: such information is used solely to facilitate the communications requested); Information posted in community discussions and other interactive online features; Correspondence you send to us; and Information collected about you offline (including via facsimile, mail, or in person for sweepstakes entrance forms).
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Die Seite funktioniert super jedoch wenn ich die datein auf Virustotal hochlade schlagen min. immer 2 Virenscaner aus und die Gelieferten Datein lassen sich öffnen aber hauen in meinem Fall nicht hin.
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Aug 1, 2017
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the software available to download from download.cnet.com isnt what it seems, it all looks ethical and full of information about the product but after you download it, its not what you asked for and its malware, my pc rebooted itself after crashing.. not going try that again
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Jul 28, 2017
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As a software author I am glad my program is NOT on download.com, but instead hosted myself. This website is way too infected with adware and PuPs attached to their downloads, and as such the entire website is soft-blocked by uBlock Origin.
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Jul 24, 2017
i tried downloading from here an anti-virus software and when i opened the downloaded file it wasnt the file i originally wanted, it was a virus that caused my laptop to crash and reboot itself, i see that other people have had these unpleasant experience..
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Jul 17, 2017
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download.cnet.com is suppose to be a site for downloading anti-virus and cleaner but do not be fooled the site is crawling with ads and strange agreements, the site forces you to download an installer for the sites content but the installer is probably spam not advised to use this site for downloading needs!!
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Jun 9, 2017
Un sitio para descargar archivos, es tan seguro como el sitio que te haya llevado hasta ahí. Si sólo descargas el archivo está bien.
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Mar 8, 2017
This download website force you to install programs thats you don't want to use.
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