Thanks to Bob and Carol for pointing out the alternative download, and directing me to the other thread.
And I really understand TWB's comment - this has surprised me, too.
There is not many download sites I trust anymore. CNET was - until now - one of the few. Sad.
However, things are a changing, so I guess we'll just have to live with it.
I have submitted the CNET downloader to the security people at ESET. If I learn something more, I'll keep you posted.
A little while ago CNET introduced is own (alleged) secure downloader.
My A.V, software (ESET NOD32 5) keeps reporting that the downloader contains "a variant of win32 generic trojan"....!?
Anyone else experienced anything like it?
I assume it's a false positive, but before it is confirmed as such, I do not want to take any risk, and will not download anything from this site.
Another thing: The CNET downloader comes with an optional browser toolbar "Babylon." This is being described in other forums as a really annoying bug, once installed almost impossible to remove (some say they can't even locate it on their computers...)
Can someone please shed some light on these things?