That is a 3rd party advert

by MarkFlax Moderator - 3/29/12 1:32 PM

In Reply to: url of download page by JOHNLIONHEART

and not the Download.com option to download Avast Free version.

Advertising is done through Google Syndication advertising and CNET has no control over that. However I have alerted the Forum Manager to your post above so he can forward this on to the correct people.

May I offer a suggestion to help you avoid these traps in the future. If you use Internet Explorer change it to Firefox for which you can install the AdBlockPlus add-on. It removes all advertising from web sites.

In the Download.com link you gave above I don't see those adverts because of ABP. I have learned the hard way never to trust web site advertising.

I hope that helps.

Mark