CNET is one of the trusted source to download software and other downloadable stuff, but nowadays with to download the desired tool users to have to download the CNET installer first, which is none other than a crappy installer which will guide you through the software installation. The CNET installer itself holds no use, it’s just a useless branding trick. Such installer prior to the actual software downloads annoy the user to no extent. But here’s a small script which will by-pass the CNET download installer, so that users can download their software/application direct without having to pass through any download installer. (You might also like to Bypass Waiting Time and Download Limit on Cloud Storage Sites)
Use NoBadware Scripts
To avoid the CNET download installer and to download the software/applications directly, users can use the NoBadware Script which is developed by developers at userscripts.org.
NoBadware Scripts is a simple script which by passes the CNET download installer and allows the users to download the software/applications direct as usual as they used to do that before. Enough regarding the introduction, lets download something to show how it works.
How To Use NoBadware Script
- Now go to this webpage, to download the NoBadware Script. And click on the Install Button at the extreme top right.
- This will trigger the Greasemonkey Add-on which will prompt you to install the NoBadware Script, where the Greasemonkey will also show the list of websites on which the User Script NoBadware can work.
- Just click on install and you are all set to download and install software from CNET just as before with no CNET download installer to face.
- Google Chrome users would have used Greasemental, an alternative to Greasemonkey for Google Chrome users, but now the project is doomed. Though, newer Google Chrome versions natively supports user scripts, but the NoBadware Script refuses to run when I tried to run it on Google Chrome. So it’s better to switch to Mozilla Firefox to download the software from CNET. If you don’t want to use Mozilla Firefox, there are other alternatives to CNET from where you can download software/applications.
How NoBadware Script Is Helpful
- CNET download installer requires internet connection throughout to download and install the software/application you are trying to download, which is easily avoidable by NoBadware Script.
- CNET Download Installer is just a piece of crap tool which is of no use to the user other than offering a hindrance in downloading the software you actually want to download.
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So that’s how you can avoid the CNET download installer. Do share your problems and views about this.