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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

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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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The file dropping and patching possibly done by the installer could very well be mistaken for viral activity. So it may be a false positive.

But it doesn't make this right. Down with download.com and their masters.
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Old 8th December 2011
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For a follow-up article see Download.com "apologises" for bundling
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