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I've depended on cnet for years & been delighted with their recommendations. But not much else.I ran three computer scans with Norton and nothing was found. Please complain with developers that put their stuff on CNET only. The green button, which is oh-so-strategically placed?

And what kind of business perspective it provides? The installer was simple, and seconds later… we had some little window on the screen that was tracking something, and a new source of NON-STOP useless notifications. Brian says: December 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm So spigot.com has a nice page with full directions for getting rid of itself on 3 browsers. No requests have been denied so far, to the best of my knowledge."Would they just de-list my software, or are they sincerely adhering to these requests and simply not bundling the http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578634/the-installer-from-downloadcnetcom-will-not-open/

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The plan is to download and install the top 10 apps, but as you can see in the list, the top two apps are both antivirus, and since we aren't crazy Uninstalling McAffee once because you missed the dang checkbox is one too many times. Register now! AND WE ARE ONLY ON STEP 2.

Reply Mary Jane August 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm # I agree. This suggests to me that CNET may be ramping up their efforts to earn dirty money using someone else's software, just as Softonic has done recently. I'm also using Vista, so I wonder if that has something to do with this problem. My Computer Wont Let Me Download Anything Off The Internet I paid, and crapware was removed.

Search Engines rank these sites well, so many visit them to download software. We're not sure what WajamPage.exe is, but after a quick Google, it becomes clear that it's yet another browser hijacker and we're lucky it didn't install. Click here to Register a free account now! Hope this answers the question!

They also have uninstallers. My Computer Won't Download Files From Internet Reply Newt August 17, 2011 at 11:35 am # Yes, I have encountered this installer and just went to MajorGeeks.com. Reply Martin Brinkmann August 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm # This is automatic, not sure how to disable. Isn't it an optional windows update that is *not* selected by default.

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I stopped using them for downloads and now very rarely will click on a link I know is headed there. Where have you been? Can't Install Programs Windows 10 Others removed their links immediately. Unable To Install Software On Windows 7 I trust your claim of no adware or viruses in the programs I download, and will very often leave a developer's website to visit the CNET download area for the safety

I had to cancel that dl and start over.Totally agreed. Luckily it's easy to change the IE homepage, right? He/She must have been hired away from some porn site that earned coin using these tactics. Disconnect them from your Internets. Windows Won't Install Programs

That's right, 5 in one freaking utility. Yes, it disgusts me too, but moral issues aside:(a) Vendors are looking to make money (simply speaking) and bundling crapware is a low-hanging fruit to do so. Fortunately, bundling is still optional, but what does it say about the Libre community when FOSS developers are bundling adware in with their software? Reply x942 August 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm # I would also like to add MBAM and SAS detect it as malware.

Just for shiggles, we decided to go back and install that YTD downloader app that Avast blocked. I Cant Download Anything On My Computer Windows 7 And your auntie May. By the way, at least they have gotten rid of the Open Office suggestion they usedto do.paulWednesday, 12 February 2014 04:16:36 UTCI'd like to add that they take it a step

Reply Buckhoe August 14, 2013 at 11:46 am # I stopped using CNet and Download.com a couple of months ago after being similarly hoodwinked.

Why think other wise no laws have been passed to stop the trickery.So i really don't know why you wrote this article you clearly are not current on whats happening on This incarnation of the CNET downloader goes on to download and install software on your PC without a direct warning (except for what appear to users to be "banners ads") and However, CNET has shown a history, over several years, of repeatedly doing this kind of thing. I Cant Install Anything On My Computer Windows 8 Again, I did just do a cursory glance, so if my assumption is wrong, then I am shocked, and I do apologize.Since CNET allowed vendors to so easily opt-out of this,

The fact that CNet is doing this shit just proves that they're aiming a a dumber customer base. No Verizon I don't want your GPS turn by turn navigator, of course I don't. This has been in the DirectX runtime for ages. Well now I would say - ‘Think before you click on any Download link blindly'!

Hey, CNET, haven't you noticed that no one likes your ad page and the ad page doesn't work? If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. Reputed download sites started getting a lot of traffic. You have to then click on the ZIP file, then on the setup EXE.

Another example of greed overriding everything by a corporation. It's almost like that first installer was completely useless and somebody should be punished. It got its claws into IE11 and Firefox, and injects its own page with two massive download buttons in-between page navigations. Reply George August 20, 2011 at 1:30 am # Thank you for this article.