I doubt if you were spoofed. I also belong to ZDNET but I don't remember if you have to register to download but you probably do. I also have no idea why you would have gotten a trojan downloading something from them but here is a link where you can contact download support for ZDNET.
If you get no help there, I will forward this thread to admin at CNET and see if Lee can help you. As far as registration at either CNET forums or ZDNET, to the best of my knowledge, one has nothing to do with the other registrationwise but I could be wrong on that. I had to register at BOTH places myself but it was so long ago that I don't remember the details.
Yesterday, I went to ZDNet toi check out the various downloads. When I went to download, a window opened thst stated that I needed to register with ZDNet in order to download. Later that night, I found that I had a trojan: Trojan horse Proxy.HK listed as process mcm3.exe.
Was I spoofed?
Did I give info aboput myself that I shouldn't have?
I registered my email address this AM to enter this forum. Would I need to re-register in order to access a forum in CNET?
Tha k you.