Is cnet.downloads safe

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MiloshDr

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Cnet claims that those downloads have already been tested. However when I look up online there are times where cnet screwed up.
 

jasonkaler

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"has always been fine" is not quite true.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/CNET-CBS-Malware-Trojan-Nmap,news-13410.html
http://insecure.org/news/download-com-fiasco.html

CNet has been known to inject their own add-ons into the downloads they host, never mind all the misleading banners they're so happy to display.
 

jasonkaler

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"has always been fine" is not quite true.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/CNET-CBS-Malware-Trojan-Nmap,news-13410.html
http://insecure.org/news/download-com-fiasco.html

CNet has been known to inject their own add-ons into the downloads they host, never mind all the misleading banners they're so happy to display.
 

Belphegore

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I do believe I said "has always been fine for me"... because I do actually read through the installer and make sure to not select additional downloads. Which, as far as I know, aren't actually viruses.
 
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