September 26, 2006
This application report reviews the Popcorn.net Download Manager application and related components.
We find that the Popcorn.net Download Manager and components related to it are badware because it uses deceptive tactics to persuade users to install adware components without disclosure, as well as components that reportedly behave as a Trojan horse, allowing a third party unrestricted access to the user's computer. In addition, the application could not be uninstalled by conventional means, making it impossible for the average user to get rid of.
We currently recommend that users do not download the version of Popcorn.net Download Manager or its components that we tested, unless the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the application is updated consistent with the recommendations in this report.
For the full text of this report, please visit http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=popcorn