I wanted a simple PDF to Word converter. I found this one:
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.
Cameras that make great holiday gifts
Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.