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Do not use CNET!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Junkfood00, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    I wanted to download something from CNET Download and I had to use their download manager. I thought it was installing just one software because I never got prompted to check for additional softwares and boy, it installed tons of crap and totally messed up all web browsers' settings.

    Avoid that site if you don't want headache, it looks like an authority but they are sneaky as hell.
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't think I've ever been able to download what I wanted from Cnet. First you need to install the download manager, convenient toolbar and desktop link to the toolbar, change your homepage to lonelyarabhusbands.net and only then will you be considered to be given the download link.
     
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  3. altec

    altec Regular Member Premium Member

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    Haha!
     
  4. Mike Hunt

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    PFFFFT you got off easy. Cnet made me make my homepage myfatc*ck.us... I hate loading up firefox :sorry:
     
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  5. elviswong

    elviswong Senior Member Premium Member

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    But what if i'm not arab ?
     
  6. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Cool that someone shares the same attitude against them. :cool:

    I will never use them again, I would rather risk using a torrent or some unknown file host.

    Besides, I see you almost everywhere after I post, are you stalking me? :rolleyes:
     
  7. morgan456

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    You should have gone for direct download link from cnet download page.....! May be I am right with this suggestion...!
     
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    Before starting the download, you must have to look, what CNET is going to be installed and exit or close first download then your actual programe appears.
     
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  9. Conor

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    Junk food is addictive, don't judge me ;)
     
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  10. ShadeDream

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    I hardly ever download anything from CNET, if I do it is usually something obscure and hard to find and that's like hardly ever but the times I have used them I've never had such issues.

    For example this CCleaner link doesn't download no crap for me...

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    http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/3000-18512_4-10315544.html
     
  11. logla

    logla Registered Member

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    Yep, Cnet used to be very good a few years back and now it is total bull
     
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  12. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    Why not use Filehippo?
     
  13. saber210

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    You can download on cnet without downloading their download manager, just choose direct download link (not the manager).
     
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  14. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    Use sandboxie.

    This way nothing you have to do to get to said download with be permanent and needing uninstalling.

    Plus, sandboxie is free, so its a win win, just dont download it from CNET ;)
     
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  15. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    It use to be a very good source for free and trial soft, but nowadays its a total mess to navigate the soft listings there and find what you are looking for.
     
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    .aspirin Newbie

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    Earlier it used to be good but now its crap. I use Filehippo instead.
     
  17. rbdown

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    sandboxie helps me with all my problems :) not using cnet also helps ;)
     
  18. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Cnet is still one of the best sites i have known. If you don't like their own downloader which i believe no one does. I think there is a little checkbox below the download button that lets you download directly!
     
  20. ninja208

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    Never download from Cnet then, just don't..