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I usually go here for my software. It's safe, reliable, and also very informative-used to be. I cannot tell you how many times you have placed malware onto my computer, even though I declined every "Special offer". Why do you have to put this kind of stuff in your installer? It's pointless, dumb, and to add insult to injury, you have to actually go through ANOTHER installer to install the software, since your supposed "installer" only downloads it! Why can't you give us the original installer? I'm sure that you're going to say, "Oh. Well, everyone uses ad blockers, so we need to put this crap in the downloader to earn revenue to compensate for the loss in advertising."
First of all, can you at least place a message on the site telling people to disable their ad blockers? Seriously! Tell them why they have to disable their ad blockers, how you can take the adware out of your installers if they disable it, etc.
Second of all, STOP USING CRIMINALS to serve us advertisements! I have clicked on Download advertisements a million times on here, so either switch advertisers, or add a indicator above an advertisement! Sheesh! Malware ads are the main reason people HAVE ad blockers!
If you're going to place offers in your installers, at least have the dignity to place GOOD offers in there. Seriously, who would want Ask Toolbar, Babylon Toolbar, or any other of that trash? Putting malware in there just violates your malware-free guarantee. My GOD.
Thanks for reading.