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CNET Installer:How do I remove

by Cheryl667 / April 17, 2013 3:07 AM PDT

I have not been on the site since the whole wrapper installer bruhaha. I opted out of everything so you can imagine my surprise when I found via the CNET Installer the following 3 items running:, and

I managed to get rid of the first two but still shows up on every page I navigate.

If anyone has any idea as to which ad/malware or spybot program will get rid of this I would greatly appreciate the advice.

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We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience here.
by CNETSupport / April 17, 2013 6:05 AM PDT

Please follow the instructions for resetting your specific browser(s) on the following page:

That should ensure that everything is back to normal.

In future, you do have a couple of options to download without using the CNET Installer - you can either click the Direct Download Link for Installer Enabled items, or, if you have a CNET account, completely disable the Installer for the whole site.

You can read more about those options here:

If you need any further assistance, or would like us to double-check the install file for the specific product you downloaded, please fill out our support form on the following page:

In the "Description" section of the form, please be sure to include a link to the page from which you downloaded.

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by CNET_Pro_Malware / April 18, 2013 3:23 AM PDT

Shame that does **** all. This site it infested with malware and the good thing is that security firms are looking into this.

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Loaded with junk
by cattieceasar / July 3, 2013 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Malware

I'm looking into other ways to download stuff, including seraching for a direct download from the software website itself. Anything to avoid CNET installations. I opt out of all the junk, but it still loads to my pc. CNET makes you jump through hoops and then it just goes on to install anything and everything it pleases. I won't download anything, anymore with CNET period. Not worth the problems it brings Angry I'm just want to get rid of everything CNET and then pretend that malware infested site doesn't exist.

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cnet download is worthless
by renegade600 / August 7, 2013 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Loaded with junk

I have to agree, cnet downloads is worthless. though I have the installer disable, notifications turned off, etc, everytime I turned around THEY renable them.

I have been a member of cnet since the start and have been using downloads since before cnet purchased them. NO MORE! I would place links to in the different computer help forums to download needed utilities. NO MORE!

They no longer care about their members and visitors. They just want to place spyware on your computer through their toolbars and installers.

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