Mini Spy

Loading...

Latest Threads

Loading...
 
  1. Warning Welcome to MalwareTips.com, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn about PC security and computers.
    As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but you can not create new threads or reply to an existing one unless you are a registered member. By joining our free community you will have access to post threads, start private conversations with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features.
    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join us today!
  2. Emsisoft  Mobile Security GiveawayEXCLUSIVE MalwareTips.com: Emsisoft Mobile Security Giveaway

    Get a free license key for Emsisoft Mobile Security to protect your Android smartphone. We are giving away Emsisoft Mobile Security license keys for our awesome members!

    Get an Emsisoft Mobile Security license key!

  3. Zemana AntiLogger Unlimited GiveawayEXCLUSIVE: Zemana AntiLogger Giveaway

    Get a free license key for Zemana AntiLogger. We are giving away 300 Zemana AntiLogger license keys for our awesome members!

    Get a Zemana AntiLogger license key!

  4.  NoVirusThanks EXE GiveawayEXCLUSIVE MalwareTips.com : NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro Giveaway

    Get a free license key for NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro. We are giving away NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro license keys for our awesome members!

    Get a NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro license key!

  5. ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security GiveawayEXCLUSIVE MalwareTips.com:ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security Giveaway

    Get a free license key for ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security. We are giving away ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security license keys for our awesome members!

    Get a ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security license key!

  6. Windows XP End Of Support

    After 12 years, support for Windows XP has ended on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Many software vendors will no longer support their products running on Windows XP as they are unable to receive Windows XP updates. Most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware.

  7. Tip of the Day Tech Support Scams
    In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you don’t need.
    These scammers take advantage of your reasonable concerns about viruses and other threats. They know that computer users have heard time and again that it’s important to install security software. But the purpose behind their elaborate scheme isn’t to protect your computer; it’s to make money.

PUPS in CNET Download.com downloads

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Ibrad, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Ibrad

    Ibrad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    35
  2. WinAndLinuxTutorials

    WinAndLinuxTutorials Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,124
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    132
    I hate CNET Download.com, I prefer Filehippo.
  3. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    6,754
    Likes Received:
    631
    Trophy Points:
    323
    [​IMG]

    No a real surprise there..........I wonder how much money does CNET get for pushing this unwanted program , I hope it's a lot because they are really trashing this site name with this cheap tricks..
    Last time I visited CNET was 1-2 months ago so I'm far from being a regular reader but for me this is another defiance at it's readers ...Wonder how much more they can take...
  4. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    6,754
    Likes Received:
    631
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Interesting read :


  5. win7holic

    win7holic

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I prefer download from softpedia :)
  6. MrXidus

    MrXidus Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,095
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    203
    CNET got money hungry and many such as myself move to other file hosts which give us what we want, Just the original setup file for the software we request, And in full, None of these adware wrapped 256kb installers that then download the rest of the program using an internet connection and then doesn't allow you to back up the installer for later use.

    I prefer grabbing the full thing from sites such as FileHippo, Softpedia, MajorGeeks and Softexia so if I have a need to install what ever the software may be offline I can do so freely.

    I can't remember the last time I've downloaded from CNET, Must have been over half a year now, Good riddens.

    The same goes for Adobe.com, There installer for Flash is small, But after running it then downloads the actual flash you want... once you deny optional "Norton Security scans" or "Google Toolbars". For me, It never worked, I have an internet connection but still it always freezes at 12%, Junk. So I download my flash updates using Secunia PSI or I just head on over to FileHippo.
  7. win7holic

    win7holic

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    what you mean..?
    flash? adobe flash player..? I never got it.
  8. MrXidus

    MrXidus Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,095
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Not going to bother explaining. Others will understand. Don't worry.
  9. Plexx

    Plexx Guest

    For years now I use Softpedia and Filehippo since I never really liked CNET. Reason why I usually go to CNET is to read their articles and reviews.
  10. House_maniac

    House_maniac Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    48
    me too,but sometime reviews are fake or the people don't really know how to use the software and they put negative reviews there,i prefer filehippo too,simple and we get what we want :)
  11. malbky

    malbky Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    80
    Its a bad thing. Many good companies are turning bad. First Avast started bundling open candy and then cnet. But anyway most of the times i use softpedia or filehippo as both give greater download speeds than cnet.
  12. HeffeD

    HeffeD Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    Didn't they start using their wrapper a few months ago?
  13. Dejan

    Dejan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    1. Use developer's site.
    2. Or Softepedia, or FileHippo, or MajorGeeks, or any other reliable download site (even though I prefer the first option).

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads: PUPS CNET
Forum Title Date
Other Security Related Discussions Adware/PUPs Apr 13, 2014
Malware Archive 2014_04_07 #8 (PUPs) Apr 7, 2014
Virus Exchange 2014-04-07 #615 (mostly PUPs) Apr 7, 2014
Virus Exchange 2014-04-07 #92 (PUPs) Apr 7, 2014
Virus Exchange 2014-04-07 #10 (PUPs) Apr 7, 2014

MalwareTips.com is an independent website.All trademarks mentioned on this page are the property of their respective owners.