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
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.
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.
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)
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.