Yes I understand that the plugin does not at the moment have a wrapper ( and possibly Comodo are being given privileged treatment whereby a rule has been set on the site not to include PrivDog in any shenanigans )
The quote I included also states that “The download was clean, with nothing bundled with it.”
But your ‘potential’ user base are typically already aware of a lot of the tricks websites with free software get up to, and understand that if its free, the user is the product ( by one method or another )
The recent news about CNET does not help matters, but even without that the site is known to be up to no good at every opportunity for quite a long time.
Even PrivDog does not like the site …
PrivDog blocks Malvertisements, right ?
10 THREATS found. :-\
I do not know what the average experience of any user is on that site, but I can imagine it is probably a confusing mess of redirects designed to ■■■■■■ users into downloading more than they bargain for …
… Especially if they allow java script and all the rest by default.
The point is, I do not doubt that PrivDog is clean, my concern is the site it is being hosted on is doing PrivDog no favours in getting it off the ground in the eyes of the people who would in all likelyhood sing its praises far and wide … Which at this early stage of its launch would be beneficial.
I believe CNET is tarnishing PrivDogs image so to speak.
I guess having it hosted on CNET is increasing its user base, and so long as they stick to their word ( if an agreement with CNET and Comodo has been struck in the finer details of what CNET cannot do to PrivDog ) …
I just wish you could solve the original false positive problem and still have it hosted on its own dedicated site …
Or - Maybe the big download button on PrivDog site offers a choice of download location instead ?
Its up to yourselves of course. I’m just trying to provide a tinfoil hat opinion of PrivDogs impression, because I think the idea of PrivDog is worth spreading. And I know anyone with an interest in this is going to scrutinize every aspect.