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Post by zmobile on 9th February 2012, 1:25 pm

Please could you advise me. I downloaded MBAM from the CNet site in December 2011. I have only just read that CNet is not really a safe place to download from. I am also running Avast and have a feeling that I took that from the same site. Should I un-install both of these and then re install from a safer site? I have the free version of both of these. Also, can I have SpyBot running alongside MBAM and Avast and is this a good idea or would you suggest some other combination? I use my PC for Internet Banking besides normal web surfing.

I am a relative beginner regarding PC techie stuff but can follow instructions :smile2:
Thanks


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Re: Malware Antimalware bytes download

Post by Jan2011 on 10th February 2012, 2:03 pm

Hello and welcome. I know Malwarebytes has been using CNET as their download site.

Do you remember where you heard that CNET was not safe?

I wonder if CNET downloads may have included something like unwanted toolbars. Just watch as you use the installer and make sure you're not downloading unnecessary apps that CNET may have bundled.

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Re: Malware Antimalware bytes download

Post by Dr Jay on 10th February 2012, 4:57 pm

You're referring to something like this: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/CNET-CBS-Malware-Trojan-Nmap,news-13410.html

AND

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/12/06/popular-security-tool-nmap-at-the-middle-of-a-security-brouhaha/


For the most part, the downloads on CNET Download.com are fairly safe. Just watch for the unwanted toolbars, as Jan has suggested.

For best results, find downloads at their official sites.

Malwarebytes.org is a good place to go, it will point you to the right download site (including CNET).

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Re: Malware Antimalware bytes download

Post by Buttons on 11th February 2012, 1:03 am

Personally I stopped using CNET since they started wrapping programs into a proprietary installer. I would recommend filehippo.com as malwarebytes uses a rotating download link meaning it 's random(could be Cnet, majorgeeks and a few others).

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