If you download software from here CNET now use their own "Downloading Software". It will also download and install unwanted and unasked-for stuff from Incredimail and other suppliers. The home page of your browser is hijacked to Incredimail and unasked for add-ons installed into your browser. Cleaning up took me ages. Avoid now at all costs.
I have noted on numerous occasions, the CNET site states in its search result, that "software is free." Yet, after going on to the site, I find that the real case is the software is only available for a limited free TRIAL, after which, the consumer must either purchase the software or no longer use it.
This is deceptive practice on the part of CNET and I should think such a well-reputed source would be above engaging in such questionable methodology.
DO NOT USE, they recently started to use a "Download Manager"
Please read more info:
I used to consider this site as trustworthy, but after I downloaded a program only to find I was given a cnet download manager that then downloaded it (and tried to sneak in another program in the process), I lowered my rating of 90 to 50.
CNet is starting to place a proprietary "wrapper" around the downloads which can install additional software (toolbars) that are not part of the what the user asked for. Considering there are many software titles found on Download.com were not put there at the request of the software authors, this constitutes an ethical issue as well as a potential legal one.
A more complete write-up can be found at the ghacks and MaximumPC websites.
CNET now uses their own installs on their downloads now. Basically and installer on top the actual installer (installers don't need another installer), all of which has bundled opt-out (you have to uncheck and deny installing toolbars and homepage changes)
I suggest all users to use an alternative site for getting software....