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CNET Slipping (.EXE) in their downloads?

by Rawroot / September 18, 2012 / 12:01 PM UTC

I just want to say I have used CNET/Download.Com for years and now you guys are slipping exe's in my download or I need to download your exe to get the file I want. Thats just unacceptable and I will never recommend tis site to anyone ever again! Can you tell me whats the benifit of that besides you being able to throw adds in my face... ****

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Did you see that "direct download" link?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2012 / 12:08 PM UTC

There is no slipping in going on. It's very clear they added it and they don't hide the fact.

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Did you see that "direct download" link?
by Rawroot / September 18, 2012 / 12:36 PM UTC

I id not see the direct link, I feel a lil better knowing that. I am so used to just using their big DOWNLOAD button I guess I missed it. What would be nice is to put the big download button to the direct link and the smaller link to the one with the "downloader" in that Wink

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I hear you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2012 / 12:39 PM UTC

There's a reason I wrote "direct download" in lower case. It's easy to miss.

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