Linked by Anonymous Coward on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:36 UTC
Bugs & Viruses In a recent site update, CNET Download.com listings have begun redirecting product download links for popular freeware and opensource applications to their own "downloader and installer" utility which bundles a number of adware components alongside the requested application and changes the users' homepage and default search engine to Microsoft Bing. Freeware authors are sending CNet cease and desist orders demanding virgin download links, something affected open source developers may or may not be able to do due to FOSS license terms.
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RE: People use Download.com?
by Arawn on Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:30 UTC in reply to "People use Download.com?"
Arawn
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2005-07-13

Yes, well... they have to know who developed it... then be able to recognize the developer's site, Google results aren't as clean as they used to be...

One thing I like about DuckDuckGo is that they place the official site in first place and clearly labeled as such.

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