Maybe you misunderstood my answer
by oldad1955 - 8/17/11 2:22 PM
In Reply to: and also by alanhefner
I, too have downloaded 'free' programs, specifically registry editors, only to run a scan an be told there were HUNDREDS of errors and then found out that the only way to correct those errors was to 'Purchase' their FULL program! I was angry myself, and uninstalled them and found REAL free programs that did what I needed or I purchase programs that would fit my needs. My Point was that CNET WAS NOT TO BLAME! The files I have downloaded from them have never had a virus (I believe that is what they guarantee) and many have been quite useful. If there were REVIEWS, Positive or Negative for me to research PRIOR to my downloading, then I would have known the problems and never downloaded in the first place! If those REVIEWS were available and I did not bother to read them, then the waste of my time was MY fault. I DEPLORE those types of programs. I also DEPLORE ANY so-called 'marketing-techniques' such as (microscopic writing) Unbelievable APRs on credit cards, loan accounts and many, many other products or services. Are they Scams? Apparently not by law or so many would not use these techniques. Unsavory practices-absolutely IMO to those who get caught up in them. Bottom line- Limited use/Demo type programs exist and to keep from using them, Read the Reviews or do online research before you download. One other thing, I DO NOT work for CNET, nor do I represent or WOULD I represent, ANY company that uses these aggravating 'marketing techniques'. I am just a user like yourself.
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