Hello, I am just wondering, especially after learning about Cnet's use of wrappers, and the fact that AVAST! has a closed tech forum on the subject, Why here at AVAST does the down load button of the free version link to the not only Cnet, (which I like and use), but Cnet's wrapped version ?
Button on the page,http://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download
Takes you to,http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
And if like me, delete cookies constantly, tell it to not stay logged in, and log out properly and or you're not logged in you get the file setup_av_free_cnet.exe, and ofcourse they don't tell you anywhere about this wrapper or toolbar etc, (except during install if you look you uncheck what ever it is what ever they have offered / wrapped. or how to or why to log in to get the other version, before during or after.
Is this a way for AVAST to accumulate downloads at cnet ? And I believe I read at CNET the publishers can ask/tell "opt-out" CNET not to wrap the program.
I have a thread there, you can find it...the answer to one question was/is.
"Is Cnet using a wrapper ? - Yes, but not on all software. The Download.com team decides which software to offer via the installer and software developers themselves can 'opt-out' of Download.com using the installer for their files."
Although I have used CNET AND AVAST, for some years now, 8 or 10, and not harmful supposedly, and some may find it useful/promotional, I find this annoying, and trickery.