Others are having similar problems with the CNET Download site.. The "powers that be" have been notified.
It might help us, help you, if you gave us a link to the specific download you're attempting.
Hope this helps.
OS: windows 7 Professional 32 bit certified
BROWSER: IE v8.0.7600
PROBLEM: I can download files from just about any site on the net EXCEPT cNet. The status bar at the bottom of the browser progresses as expected but the file download windows never shows up. No security bar on top, no warning, no error, no nothing.
WHAT I'VE ALREADY DONE: The obvious. Lowered security, added download.com to trusted sites, checked the download radio button on advanced settings, bla, bla, bla.
Any ideas or comments are welcomed...