Beware CNet Download!


A recent experience with CNet Download requires a warning label: This software will hijack your browser and install PUPware (Potentially Unwanted Programs) 

In one recent experience, a simple download from

  • Browsers were immediately hijacked, PUPware installed and closed thereby requiring a full reboot of the browser.
  • Installed PUPware:
    • SearchMe (hijacked all searches)
    • SlickSavings
    • Ebay Shopper
    • Amazon Shopping Assistant

If you are interested in downloading an app or piece of software, we recommend you no longer use CNet Downloader.

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