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I regularly install softwares from trusted sites ,90% from cnet ,but when I scan my drives each time , some type of virus is shown ,my virus program could not remove/rename certain files ,it asks me to move it to chest ,some type of system files are also in the chest.system files are like winsockets.,these type of softwares downloaded are from your sites.one is FROSTWIRE and the other is AVAST HOME EDITION 8.When avast is scanning it always show frostwire as dangerous and doesnt allow to download.I FORCIBLY download frostwire.both are on your site (cnet).sometimes avast put sysrem files into chest ,i ask you it is right thing to do so.and in the add/remove windows components sometime it asks for install thru CD which IO DONT know.these virus programs are headache for me.reply or solve my query.

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I'd pass on FROSTWIRE.

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Just so you know

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Just so you know, downloading a program from Cnet, or any other site, doesn't automatically mean the program is "safe". Cnet may scan it for viruses, but it could have bundled spyware. I think Cnet still distributes programs like Kazaa, which are known to have spyware.

You are doing the right thing by manually scanning things, but if something comes up as suspicious repeatedly, that's when you should be hitting Google to see whether or not some program is really suspect or if your scanner is just giving a false positive. Just type in the program name along with something like "spyware" or "malware" and see what comes up.

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