Is Download.CNET.com wrapping downloads with other software?
by ecomguy - 8/26/11 1:58 PM
I always had a warm fuzzy feeling about downloading apps from Download.Cnet.com, but then I read that August 22nd Extreme Tech article about how CNET now wraps these downloads with its own choice of additional software that apparently does things like add toolbars and makes changes to the home page of my browser. I think most of us would prefer not to have our browsers and/or computers messed around with in this way when we simply wanted to download a piece of software.
If this is true, that warm and fuzzy feeling about downloading from Cnet.com will be gone, and I'll be looking to download software elsewhere. Questions:
1) Is it true?
2) If so, do you think that CNET management will reconsider such a misguided decision?