Download.CNET.com now among most annoyingly terrible sites
by StrandSC - 1/9/13 12:01 PM
In Reply to: Safe downloads @ cnet.com? Sorry, but not anymore. by c_t_c
This site was top notch for over a decade; it was extremely reliable and resourceful. It was my go to site for years; I would tell all my less savvy users to use download.com because they wouldn't get stuck with all the useless toolbars, lame add-ons, and sneaky infected files that plagued similar sites.
It has fallen so far very quickly. All the extra crap software tacked on to one download is insulting, aggravating, and underhanded. The less savvy users and people who are technically challenged who have relied on this site are the most cheated as they have no knowledge or defense against this leopard that has changed it spots.
Shame on you CNET.