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#1 cnm


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:55 PM

If possible programs and updates should always be obtained from the official developer site.  But sometimes you will be sent to http://download.cnet.com/windows/

There are various download buttons that may appear.


This one is safe to use:

Attached File  ScreenShot093.png   5.64KB   11 downloads


If you see this one, beware the Installer - see Download.com wraps downloads

Use the Direct Download Link.  The CNET Installer will give you unwanted toolbars and the like.

Attached File  ScreenShot094.png   6.63KB   13 downloads


Any other download buttons will be for some other software trying to get you to download it.  

Ignore ones like this, they are not for the software you wanted:

Attached File  ScreenShot095.png   13.26KB   12 downloads

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#2 WhatKnot



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

So true unfortunately, read real hard before you click.

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