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Old 7th December 2011
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Default Download.com accused of wrapping nmap in a "trojan installer"

From http://h-online.com/-1391035

The author of the network scanner Nmap has accused CBS Interactive and C|Net's Download.com of wrapping the open source application in a proprietary installer. Download.com is a popular download site for both open source and proprietary applications. In the past, it has offered untouched downloads of applications from its servers, but over the last six months that has changed.

According to Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon, who details his issues in a posting to the Nmap Hackers mailing list, the installer "does things like installing sketchy 'StartNow' toolbar", changes the default search engine to Bing and sets the home page to Microsoft's MSN.
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