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I can see in the plus article that you usually do pretty thorough research, but this time you're wrong. OpenInstall didn't do the CNET deal. Try checking out installcore.com



I have the openinstall toolbar path install wizard, linked to a bunch of silent installers and originally found on download.com and a couple other smaller "game" sites, in our malware database. The database is collected by a robot that scans the net for such "non typical" installers. Maybe CBS changed it or was just trying them out. Either way, they are scammers.

Public entries are available:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia...

http://www.malware.com.br/cgi/search.pl?id=QWR3YXJlOldpbjMyL...

http://amada.abuse.ch/?search=cdn.openinstall.com.s3.amazona...

Concerning are the MC alerts:

http://www.malware-control.com/statics-pages/66beb6cff7a046d...

http://www.malware-control.com/statics-pages/8509e4805e78b0b...

http://www.malware-control.com/statics-pages/89267efa2271745...

The external reference links to avast, bitdefender, etc. are all broken and "OpenInstall" can't be found in their databases. I assume openinstall payed them off to remove the entries.

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