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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by iamjim View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamjim View Post
    I think download.com is CNet. It did awful things to my computer and a friend's.
    Then you need to do a custom install, that way you can untick anything that is added by either third party or manufacturer.
    I'm well aware of the uncheck issue. The incident with CNet I refer to it did not provide a decline box, it just silently installed an intractable piece of junk.
    Used to love CNET - been caught out a few time before I realised what was going on.

    Cnet is accused of bundling malware with downloads- The Inquirer



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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 Pro plus Windows 8.1 Pro VM


    Hi there

    Many sites try to trick you by offering a number of download buttons to choose from.
    Most of those buttons contain an unwanted add on, whereas only one will be OK.
    I tend to move on to another site rather than make a wrong choice.

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  4. #14


    Thank you Count - seems MG is the answer
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Thank you Count - seems MG is the answer
    One of best and safest sites of that nature I've been visiting for years now.
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