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Mar 15, 2012
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this site has good downloads but ads pointing to scams no that is wrong well i have ad block so no ads and this site remove malware downloads ex : regclean pro i downloaded regclean pro had to reset my pc so this site is safe good downloads and god get ad block for Firefox or google chrome and do not use IE ok so it is safe
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Mar 14, 2012
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Find the software you're looking for at CNET Download.com, the most comprehensive source for free-to-try software downloads on the Web.
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Mar 12, 2012
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It is a useful site beacuse it has so many free software for download!
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Mar 11, 2012
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Very useufull
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Mar 8, 2012
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Download.com has started to bundle their special installer which requires you to opt out of possibly malicious addons such as toolbars and additional bloatware programs. These programs are also known for having malware bundled with them.
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Feb 28, 2012
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C|Net used to be a great download site, but no more. They are an adware site and Tech Tracker borders on being spyware. You can't trust their reviews of any software because they get kickbacks in order to support their site. Go to reputable tech sites if you want honest reviews of software since they have nothing to gain, or lose, by rating various software.
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Feb 24, 2012
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provides clean and useful software's.
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Feb 18, 2012
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Clicked on the Flac to MP3 converter download... 3 spyware were attempted to install. Thankfully AVG found them.
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Feb 8, 2012
Was a great site but in 2011, turn out to be very misleading, wind up downloading the wrong stuff because the site redirect to confusing pages with big "start your download here" and you download something else (usually crapware) Too bad
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Jan 26, 2012
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Un ottimo sito da cui scaricare gratuitamente programmi e utilità varie.
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Jan 20, 2012
Usually a good site, although some of the software on here can be rogue software others are completely legitimate, e.g. AVG Free and avast are fine. But things like the "Broadband download monitor" show up as adware on most anti-virus packages (i checked it on virustotal.com and got a 30/41 result. so as always just be careful what you download and don't assume just because it's posted on this legitimate website that the software is clean.
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Jan 14, 2012
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Great site for Softwares....
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Jan 12, 2012
OpenDNS has block this website. More and more spyware avalable from Download.com. Stay away...
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Jan 8, 2012
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Great resource for software!
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Jan 6, 2012
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What used to be safe programs are no longer spyware free....
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Jan 2, 2012
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Download.com is owned by CNet Networks Inc... which is owned by the CBS Corporation. CBS is on the U.S. congressional list of Corporations that support (SOPA) the so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act"
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some adware are secretly installed by their installer
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Dec 17, 2011
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See December 12 article in insecure.com. Change in policy has caused download.com to issue adware, spyware, etc.
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Dec 16, 2011
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Eset warning for malware, when I began download
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Dec 14, 2011
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Download.com recently started bundling adware with their downloads: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/downloadcom-debacle-what-cnet-needs-do-make-it-right
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