How can I Avoid CNET Download Installer


Last updated August 27th, 2014 at 09:57 pm

CNET has become one of the trusted sources for downloading software. CNET provides reviews about different products, software and other various types of downloadable stuffs. Now days CNET provides its own download installer for downloading other different tools from its website. After downloading the crappy installer you will be guided to the software installation. CNET installer is just a branding trick which holds no use. In order to bypass the CNET download installer a small script is presented here. The main aim of this article is to bypass through the CNET download installer so that any user can download their software/applications or tools directly.


NoBadware Script: Introduction

By using NoBadware Script any user can avoid the CNET download installer so that they can directly download the software/applications or tools. Developers at have developed this script.

NoBadware is just a simple script which allows the users to bypass the CNET download installer so that users can use their own software downloader. It’s enough for its introduction let’s look how to use it.

NoBadware Script: How to use

  • Mozilla Firefox is one of the widely used web browser and it is assumed that you are using the same for your daily purpose.  In order to use NoBadware you must have to use Greasemonkey Add-on, because Nobadware is made using JavaScript. So first of all download the Add-on by going through this link. And after downloading and installing it, restart the Firefox browser.
  • Now download the NoBadware Script going through the following link. On the top right corner you will see the install button. Just click it and to install NoBadware Script the Greasemonkey Add-on will be triggered.  After that a list of websites will be shown by the Greasemonkey on which the script can work.
  • You just have to click on install, and onwards you don’t have to face the CNET download installer. You can download any software/application from CNET just as how you use to download before.
Greasemonkey Add-on
Greasemonkey Add-on

NoBadware Script: How is it helpful

  • NoBadware Script easily avoids the CNET download installer which requires internet connection throughout the downloading and installation process. It means it will also save your internet bandwidth.
  • CNET Download Installer is just a crazy tool which offers nothing than interference in downloading the software which you want to download. In short word It is of no use. We can easily bypass the installer by using NoBadware Script.

CNET had just started this crazy installer and has not totally bundled the software available in their website. So, there is still chance of getting the direct link to the exe file of the software that you want to download. If this is the case then you do not need the NoBadware script. But who knows your required software is bundled with their crap ware or not. So it will be better to have the NoBadware Script.

After having the NoBadware Script you will not be bored by the crazy CNET download installer. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.