If you install recommended toolbar or any other utility, 3rd party advertisers may track what you do on the internet to target you with products. That's the main reason why CNET's installer is detected by some anti-virus products as adware, PUP.CNET.Adware.Bundle and even a Trojan, although there are others. First of all, it can be a violation of a program's distribution terms. Secondly, users are likely to blame the software authors if something goes wrong with the sponsored software. But it's clearly CNET's fault.
The actual installation is a 4 step process. The logical progression of CNET's wrapper software makes it very easy to accept sponsored software by default, especially for unwary users who don't take much notice of installer screens and tend to simply click Next, Next, Next. This is the third major problem with PUP.CNET.Adware.Bundle - all the special offers and extras are enabled by default, what is known as an 'Opt Out' system.
In our case, PUP.CNET.Adware.Bundle wanted us to install Blekko toolbar and change our default search engine to blekko.com.
- Adware.Downloader-207, ClamAV
- Adware.Downware.130, DrWeb
- Win32.Trojan, eSafe
- Win32/InstallCore.D, NOD32
- PUP.CNET.Adware.Bundle, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
By the way, what do you think about this new installer method? Good luck and be safe online!
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