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Cnet.com and Download.com spyware/malware website?

by cnetdownloaderhate / May 5, 2012 2:22 PM PDT

Ever since late 2011 cnet.com and download.com along with some other affiliated websites are coming up as spyware, malware, and adware websites on my company's firewall. so when I got home I attempted to goto those websites and it was allowed by my home firewall, until I updated the firmware, and now I am blocked from cnet at home also...

So now I am on my cable internet [not my dsl line] and I am able to connect to cnet again, but I keep getting alerts if I try to download anything from download.com and it blocks the downloads... I am certainly confused.

I read that you now have a spyware installer that software creators can opt-out of, but I am again confused as to why CBS/Cnet would allow such a defilement to be on their website.

Please elaborately explain why this heinous decision has been propogated by cnet and pushed onto your users.

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Not sypware installers
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 5, 2012 10:04 PM PDT
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Too many falsehoods in that thread
by cnetdownloaderhate / May 6, 2012 11:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Not sypware installers

You really did not answer anything. You posted a link to a forum I have already seen, which is full of lies and misleading information.
Furthermore, I looked into this installer, and in the first 2 minutes I read in the agreement that it was spyware, it's right in the license agreement. They may not call it spyware in as much as a word, but most of what you are agreeing to is to allow spyware on your computer

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