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    "another hidden surprize"

    October 16, 2012  |   By DANNY101


    Did not get to the install function-see Cons


    Not until the program was downloaded do you get a forced malware choice. Malware because it is an Unwanted or asked for program. After the download and just prior to Installing you have to:
    1)Under Recommended: Take the Avast Homepage that says it must be maintained
    2) Take the Avast Search function and
    3) Take the Avast Tool Bar

    Under Custom option- Take one or more of the 3.
    Otherwise - No PeaZip.
    I backed out and did a Restore to remove it, but alas- In "hidden files" PeaZip made many entries that will stay-Unless one knows how to erase entries without possibly affecting other programs.
    Cnet- Why is this not disclosed?? After the restore, Malwarebytes was corrupted, so it had to be uninstalled-I chose Cnet's "Older Versions". But ALL of those earlier options were False! Those downloads are Actually a link to the newest one! Folks- Look closely at the download name & Ver.#. You may not get what you request. These problems are not unique to these two downloads.

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  • Reply by ganerd on January 18, 2015

    ROTFLMAO!! The FREEWARE is guaranteed not to have adware, HOWEVER if you were not caution downloading ... even from CNET, you will accidentally download a DOWNLOADED that is adware supported. Suggest you RE-DOWNLOAD it again and be cautious of what you accept or click in the process. HOPEFULLY you will re-evaluate it more fairly. I mean ... why rate the freeware so low for YOUR error?

  • Reply by craigminah on October 29, 2012

    This is one of the most annoying aspects of "free" software. You gotta be really careful installing it or you get tons of crap-ware...they even make it difficult to know what they're doing and how to avoid installing it. PeaZip is very good at what it does, I'd rather not have all the BS installs associated with it though.

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