What has happened to your site?
by johnmaher - 3/12/13 1:21 PM
I have always used download.com as a safe place to go to download software, whether free, on trial, or for purchase.
The other day I downloaded CamStudio for my Asus X53E i5 laptop, running Windows 7.
Firstly, the software simply didn't install.
But, more importantly, it came with a toolbar and search engine attached [Mixi DJ Search].
Not only that, it surreptitiously installed a programme which protects Mixi DJ Search from efforts to change the search engine. It locks the laptop into using this software.
I have uninstalled the related software and followed instructions to remove Mixi DJ Search. But this search engine has bitten my laptop like a nasty dog and will not let go.
SHAME ON YOU, CBS.
For years I have trusted you.
But this is the second time I have been savaged by rogue software on your site [the first time being Babylon Dictionaries].
On the section of your website, you ask for the user to report any malware found on your site.
But you do not give any means of contacting you.
Shame on you for adopting the sharp practices that seem to be currently plaguing American commerce and business.
Should I be reporting this malware to the FBI?
Because they seem to be the only ones currently taking an interest in malpractice in the IT world!
Link to your onsite request to notify you of rogue software... with no means on contacting you: [https://cbsi.secure.force.com/CBSi/articles/FAQ/Virusesmalware-help?retURL=%2FCBSi%2Fapex%2Fknowledgehome%3Freferer%3Ddownload.cnet.com&popup=false&categories=CBS_Interactive%3ACNETDownload&template=template_cnetdownload&referer=download.cnet.com&data=&cfs=SFS_1]