All the "negative checkoff" (click NOT to install) and all the (CNET downloads.com e.g.) sites where banner ads mislead to click on them rather than the download file button you are looking for should be treated as malware, starting a long time ago.
So much this. All of the major "download sites" for Windows freeware/shareware do this. Even some official sites hide the actual download button and have big adware/spyware/shitware "download" buttons.
For example, I used to recommend imgburn for Windows users years ago, back when XP was new, until I saw what they were doing with their official page. They still haven't cleaned it up. It's still shit.
Feast your eyes upon this abomination:
Be in a hurry and spot the actual download link. Go ahead. Even if you know what you're looking for, you can miss it.
Also- "Versions 188.8.131.52 on included optional Ask.com adware in the installer, which was replaced in version 184.108.40.206 with OpenCandy adware."
Go to wikipedia and look at the list of software that OpenCandy infects, too.
Then there is stuff like MindSpark that even comes *preinstalled* on consumer-level machines from Dell and HP.
It's when I see shit like that I thank my lucky stars I moved away from Windows full-time 18 years ago.