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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They lost me as a customer
by tjsooley on Wed 7th Dec 2011 12:38 UTC
tjsooley
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2010-06-30

I have used them for years and even purchased software by there recommendations. No longer Cnet you f***ed this up and I am no longer a customer.

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