Yet another way to get 'DRM'ed.

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    Gamespot's "Download Manager" Hides Spyware, DRM

    "Gamespot.com, a popular games download site, is promoting a "download accelerator" which will place a digital-rights-management (DRM) and spyware package on your PC.
    Although Gamespot's parent company, CNET Networks, announced in March that it would use a program called "Download Express" across all of its sites, the use of the "Download Manager Assisted Download" software is specifically tied to Gamespot, according to a CNET spokeswoman."

    Rest of article here:

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,365073,00.asp
     
  2. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Bad link, Pete. (Or so the message I got said.)
     
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    spy1 Registered Member

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    Thanks, CO - fixed it. Pete
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    "Surgeon General's Warning: Downloading Free Games May Seriously Damage Your Credibility."Remember what W.C. Fields used to say about suckers... :(
     
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    He he. :D
    Root warning! Listening to Surgeon Generals warnings may severely impair your fun in life. :rolleyes:
    I do agree with Checkout though. Proceed with caution.
     
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