I'm sure you're right, Geo. But the download experiences I've had have tainted my opinion of the entire CNET website. I refuse to use them for anything now... I don't even trust their reviews. Are they planted just to make more money?
The last experience with CNET when I unchecked everything and STILL got the cursed Conduit load of crapware and adware, that did it. I was testing out a piece of software that I thought might help someone before I recommended it. Sure glad I did because this individual would not have known how to get rid of the crapware.
I have AdBlocker and I still see this "Recommended... scan your computer for invalid registry entries..."
In my PC corner for the winter, gaming, knitting and reading.