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Damn DNet installer!

by Coryphaeus / February 22, 2014 10:51 PM PST

I wanted a simple PDF to Word converter. I found this one:

http://download.cnet.com/PDF-To-Word-Converter/3000-10743_4-10658764.html

Since I know that CNet wants to use it's installer and that it tries to install other crap that I didn't want, I was very careful when installing it. I had Firefox open at the time. Several "continue" pages contained **** that wanted to change my browser, browser settings, home page, search engine, etc. I was very careful to uncheck these changes. Finally it looked like I was about to install the converter so I clicked continue and my browser closed and I KNEW that CNet was changing my settings. I was pissed! On the next "install" screen I clicked Cancel. I then went to Add/Remove and found some BS utility was installed. I was so pissed I don't remember the name but I uninstalled it. I then ran MalwareBytes and it found two entries which removed. I then ran Super Anti Spyware and it found two entries.

In closing I will NEVER use CNet's download again and I will post everywhere not to use this service.

I've been here a long time as you know, and I'm careful what I download and ALWAYS watch for add ons. But even though I declined these add ons, one still got through. When I finally opened FF my home page had been deleted. Luckily it was easy to change it back.

Take this for what it's worth.

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(NT) I'm so pissed that I misspelled CNet!
by Coryphaeus / February 22, 2014 10:52 PM PST
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Yeah.
by Not-My-Problem / February 23, 2014 6:58 AM PST
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I agree, Cnet is terrible.

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