• Report: #1136716
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  • Submitted: Sun, April 06, 2014
  • Updated: Sun, April 06, 2014

  • Reported By: Patrick — Los Angeles California
Internet USA

CNET.com Malware in most downloads these days SanFrancisco Internet

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I used to rely heavily on CNET.com to find reliable software to try before buying or use for free.  Those days are over.

The last several times I have downloaded programs I have been SCRUPULOUS about un-checking boxes during installation to prevent the install of unwanted programs, features or changes to my system- but now I find that no matter what I do I still end up with unwanted programs and changes in addition to search engine re-direct and hijacking.

Obviously CNET is not examining the downloads for these features and malware, or is in direct cahoots with the software companies- as is evidenced by the CNET installer that serves as a blinder between the hidden malware and any attempts to scan before installation.

I recently attempted to install FREE RAM XP, and found my Chrome settings redirected and changed, requiring re-installation to undo the damage.  As previously stated, this type of event has become more and more prevalent over the last few years.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/06/2014 09:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cnetcom/internet/cnetcom-malware-in-most-downloads-these-days-sanfrancisco-internet-1136716. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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