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"C|net's stowaway apps suck! Done w/ download.dom 4ever!"
Version: PDF to Excel 3.1
* If you need a workout, your index finger will get one with all the Decline buttons you have to click. (Seriously, at least a dozen.)
* If you love surprises -- Surprise! Your PC will be hijacked anyway.
* If you hate waiting, you'll find out right away your PC has been hijacked by stowaway apps in spite of all the times you clicked Decline.
* Did I mention stowaway apps?
* Did I mention that c|net is the "responsible" party? (The pdf2excel folks didn't sneak them into the install package, did they?)
* Haven't mentioned this yet: It will take more time and effort to purge my PC of the offending browser-gobbling apps than it would have taken to manually convert ginormous pdfs to excel files.
Thanks to c|net, I'm no longer a skeptic, I'm a victim. Gosh, thanks c|net!
Figured all the other folks who've posted similar complaints about c|net sneaking tons of bloatware/malware into their install packages were just lazy schlubs who couldn't be bothered to pay any attention to what they were saying Accept or Decline to. Nope.
Sure, I've downloaded plenty of content from c|net that required paying A LOT of attention. And I should've bailed on c|net way back when it became obvious that their business model depends on snookering folks into unintentionally installing tons of excrement in addition to whatever program they intended to install.
Is it ungrateful to complain about c|net? Is this looking a gift horse in the mouth? Not when c|net offers something they've said is a free horse, but they also stuff a bunch of Trojans inside that sneak out and take over. With friends like c|net, who needs enemies?
Will be blocking the entire c|net domain from all my company's and family's devices. Gosh, c|net, thanks!
"DO NOT DOWNLOAD! INSTALLS ADWARE, HIJACKS BROWSER!"
Version: PDF to Excel 3.1
Within seconds of installing, the executable suddenly downloaded again. Then my browser crashed, reopened and downloaded a third copy. A "ConnectDLC" toolbar appeared in my browser and numerous unwanted processes appeared in my task manager including ConnectedAgent.exe and something related to a website GreatArcadeHits. I found 4 or 5 programs installed with various names from the control panel, none of which I had intended to install, including PassShow, FastestFox and SearchProtect by Conduit. My default homepage was changed and various plugins (related to some of the above software) were enabled without my permission. YOU DO NOT WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD!
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