Just when I think it really can't get any worse for download.com, I recently came across an update for "Burn4Free" and decided to check our database. Indeed, we had already removed the listing from our support (http://www.freewareb...oved-burn4free/
) because of multiple negative reports in WOT and after I found various suspicious files in the download itself.
So, I thought, I'll give the download another chance and see if anything has changed, so I popped over to the developers site (burn4free.com) and hit the download button, only to be redirected to download.com
where I kicked off the download. I hadn't even been allowed to finish the download and avast blew up in my face warning me of all kinds!!.
Nevertheless, I thought I'd overrule avast on this one and downloaded it anyway and scanned it using VirusTotal and Jotti's malware scan - which found multiple instances of a lovely little adware tool called "PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto". A little more digging around and this is a particularly nasty little bugger which causes driveby's of various kinds and all manner of popups, some claiming even after it has been removed.
The developers of this adware toolbar as listed just as negatively as the developers who choose to use it (http://www.mywot.com...d/somotoinc.com
) and all the while being promoted by the biggest download repository on the net, download.com !!
When will people learn that bigger is most certainly not always better!