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Nov 14, 2011
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All Cnet downloads now include their own adware program! From now on I will download my software from download.fi or filehippo.com.
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Nov 11, 2011
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CNET is safe - software download site used by many, many reputable companies.
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CNET installers now want to install a new toolbar, change your search engine, and even change your homepage. The wrapping of downloads in proprietary CNET-installers is being done without the prior approval of the software publishers, who's software's are subject to their own licenses that do not allow doing that. Therefor CNET is also bing unethical and performing illegal acts. Their motivation for doing this can not be anything else then money. My conclusion is that I moved from being an active software reviewer on CNET to other download sites with better reputations, like Softpedia.com and Sourceforge.net or Nonags.com.
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Nov 6, 2011
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Great site for secure downloads. I've used it for almost 10 years now and it's never failed me. :}
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Oct 28, 2011
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Превосходно
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Oct 28, 2011
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best softwares are out there to be downloaded.
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Oct 28, 2011
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Has REAL VIRUS AND BLOATWARE!! You can download reggenie from here. (4 Real)
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Oct 26, 2011
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My impression of CNet was good, so I felt comfortable using their site to download software. That was until my recent experience. In the middle of the download process, there was an obscure reference to Incredimail, which apparently had to be accepted to proceed with the download. I did not realize this until many of my important programs would not open at all. I went through the uninstall process, but the problems persist. Incredimail files are buried everywhere. What a waste of time, and effort, and potential expense if I have to wipe the disk. Very disappointed with CNet!
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Oct 14, 2011
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Transformed from one of the safest to one of the worst file hosting sites overnight. Embeds spyware into their files. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
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Oct 7, 2011
Forces you to install some other software when downloading anything from their site now. I dont know how install the software... do I have to install the other software along with the one I intended to download... why is this forced!
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Oct 6, 2011
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I was recently redirected to DOWNLOAD.CNET when wanting to update my Auslogics Disk Defragmenter program. Hidden in the executable file was was a programme called Incredimail which loaded up, changed my Firefox search engine and kept installing itself all over the place. It has taken me ages to get rid of it and am still unsure if it's gone for good yet. I used to think CNET were above this but now I know they're not.
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Oct 1, 2011
Good site,good design
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Sep 28, 2011
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Lots os different types of software with reviews of the programs. Trustworthy.
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Sep 23, 2011
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Home for the CNET software resources.
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Sep 22, 2011
Attention! After additional research, company ESET confirmed to me, the presence of malicious code in CNET TechTracker. Win32/OpenCandy
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Sep 21, 2011
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Always cool to see the new apps that are out there.
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Sep 21, 2011
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When downloading software from CNET it now uses a downloader that downloads/installs adware/spyware. BEWARE THIS SITE USED TO BE ONE OF THE SAFEIST NOW ITS ONE OF THE ONES TO AVOID!!!
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Sep 20, 2011
do not believe this website, the package that you download from download.com site inside the Trojans and unpacked and installed the program with toolbar you can not use Internet Explorer. It will replace your page with the other y false image, that created a virus. Believe it when I know the truth about this site. It's really no one did not even try to check them for viruses. I apologize for how you've named the you're not really careful. Believe none of your anti-virus software will not protect your computer except for one well I would not say that it is their anti-virus 2 is to find the most secret of viruses, trojans and other malware your computing easily and safely without them says the hassle of whom have nothing to buy anti-virus software useless. You think i'm wrong Get The program check with antivirus online scanner where you will see a green sachet is a download product containing Trojans. try it and then have it a good site or not I am from they were eligible for downloading lots of programs there which did not download packs will need to mess with your computer. Many of them who even Neumann Get The ANE and check here's what you will find inside. Green sachet Remember that if you want to avoid the troubles. They are so assholes and fooling you as need :D LOL Do you thing will get free software with no viruses from them they are just fooling you :D. So as i said check everytime yuo download from download.com and you will see that everytime they suggest you to install this fucking toolbar with viruese inside. This is what you will get inside Trojan.Backdoor.Gen.a,Adware.Zugo.38,Trojan/JmGeneric.bmo,a variant of Win32/InstallCore.B,Suspicious the secod is very dangerous can srew up your computer.
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Sep 20, 2011
probably still the best site to shop for software but recently a lot of the programs come with the Open Candy installer, and like many I feel it is spyware, and Open Candy does not deny that it is, but rather defends why they are using spyware - so that developers and advertisers can target market more efficiently. So for now I browse the site and download the programs I choose from other sites. I hope they rectify this soon
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Sep 20, 2011
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This site is great for downloading software for PC. But recently as of September 2011 it now bundling Shovelware with their downloads. Users are no longer able to download the installer of the program directly, but have to download a "manager" from Download.com, which will then download the program the user requires along with a selection of shovelware. There are also unconfirmed reports of this cause virus to be downloaded into users' computers.
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