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Downloading from Cnet

Posted By: Steve MacLellan (blk-215-64-234.eastlink.ca)
Date: Monday, 12 September 2011, at 9:59 a.m.

Cnet used to be a great place for finding and downloading software, but things have changed. Last year two things I downloaded from there came with viruses, and last month I downloaded something from there.... but got a little more then I expected.

I had to install a software installer program first, and then download the app I wanted using this program.

It installed the Babylon toolbar on Firefox and Internet Explorer, making my default searches go through their search engine, and my default homepage was hijacked too.

I had a heck of a time getting rid of this stuff. It's very persistent and very annoying. I won't be going through this again, and I won't be visiting Cnet any more.

Regards,
Steve MacLellan

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