I noticed today that almost every download through Cnet is now done via "secure installer". The issue? Cnet forces a toolbar on you. I have found no way to install without allowing the toolbar to install with it (not happening). One of the other things it does (if you cancel) it places a shortcut to the installer (in Temp) on your desktop. I found it strange so I did a scan with Hitman Pro, PrevX SOL, and MBAM. Hitman Pro and PrevX detected it as Malware (both via heuristics). Now I don't believe it is malware (toolbars are often considered malware/spyware by AV's) but none-the-less I will NEVER be using download.com again. I can't believe Cnet wouldn't properly vet the company they are working with let alone force users to install a toolbar. The worst part is the program I am after is ONLY on download.com (their site links to it). I have sent an e-mail to them explaining the issue and that I won't be buying it unless another download is made available. Anyone else have a similar issue? What is Cnet's E-mail I can't find it anywhere?