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  • 3.0 stars

    "Download App only an improvement to CNET sponsors"

    April 16, 2013  |   By wts


    Important function to show when updates available.


    CNET makes ads and crapware more in your face. Some function such as "hide this update" not available in my current version.

    Options to skip installation of crapware appear removed.

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  • Reply by CNETSupport on April 16, 2013

    Thanks for your feedback. We have shared your comments with the appropriate product managers.

    Although you cannot currently hide programs from your Download App Software list, you can skip updates:

    1. Click the "Select Options" button in the "Manage" column of your Software list beside the title you do not wish to update.

    2. Click the "Skip Install" option from the drop-down menu. You will only see this option for software that is out of date (marked with a red exclamation point icon in the "Status" column).

    You can read more about this and other settings in the FAQ article here:

    To ensure that you see and can decline or opt-out of any third party offers that may be included with an update, choose the "Normal Install" option instead of "Automatic Install". You can read more about that here:

    If you have any other comments or questions, our support form is here:

    CNET Customer Help

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