CNET Says No More Spyware

CNET has announced it has zero tolerance to spyware:

Dear Downloaders,
When it comes to fighting unwanted adware and spyware, CNET has always been in your corner. During the past few years, we’ve brought you the best tools and tips in our Spyware Center, and we’ve maintained a strict policy toward adware by allowing only software that discloses advertising partnerships during installation.

This week, we’ve upped the ante: we’re launching a new zero-tolerance policy toward all bundled adware. That means every time you download software from, you can trust we’ve tested it and found it to be adware-free–period.

Good grief this was a long time coming. They have a poll at the bottom of their announcement so you can vote on the new policy. I asked what took so long. was a hangout for me years ago. But when you stop trusting the product, you move on. I found cleaner stuff running around in the serialz crowd :lol:. But griping aside, I’m glad CNET made this move.

Score 1 for the good guys!

Maybe more will sit up and take notice and stop offering and legitimizing that crap to their visitors.

Thanks to RealTechNews for the heads up.


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