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software loading stuff I don't want

by Abundicore / November 19, 2013 9:35 AM PST

I used to trust downloading all my software through Cnet and lately every time I download a new software I have to go through hoops to ensure I don't end up with new toolbars, pop ups telling me to back up my computer, etc.

Even when I uncheck boxes and don't agree, I seem to miss something and end up wasting time uninstalling everything to get my computer back to normal.

That's it for me. I'm not using this website to download anymore.

Can anyone tell me where I can install just what I want and not any extras.


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The best you can do
by itsdigger / November 19, 2013 9:41 AM PST

is go right to the source but be careful even then because free stuff usually comes at a price like extra stuff you don't want because the free stuff is supported by advertisers. Make sure you read the fine print and un-check what you don't want....Digger

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by Abundicore / November 20, 2013 1:16 AM PST
In reply to: The best you can do

Thanks Digger,

I used to think it was safer to download from Cnet because they used to get rid of all the extra stuff that came with downloading directly from the source. Given what is happening with Cnet now, I will go directly to the source and uncheck all the boxes and hope there isn't anything else hiding where I don't see it.

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