Until now all downloads from our website and when being notified about update in AweSync were made from CNET, and this was fine. However, recently for some reason CNET has changed their download page for AweSync from direct installation download into their ad-ware download manager, which caused confusion for many of our customers downloading or updating AweSync. This appears to be a known problem, and is happening not only with AweSync.
Therefore we've temporarily changed our website download page, as well as AweSync version update script to direct download right from our website for now, until we get more understanding on what's going on with our page on CNET. Sorry for inconveniences.
This CNET download manager itself is not harmful, however it installs it's panel in the browser by default and shows ads, which is not welcome by most users. CNET also provides a direct download link on their page for AweSync below the big download button, however it's quite small, and not everyone could easily see it.