Warning: Filezilla installs malicious adware

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Warning: Filezilla installs malicious adware

#1 Post by ThePrince » 2019-03-30 20:26

Hi,
It is a shame that Filezilla installer has small-print that if you don't read it will install adware that is very hard to remove.

Namely, the program BingProvidedSearch which is a Microsoft impersonation adware. I had a lot of hard time removing it, impossible to uninstall and created registry keys and infiltrated my browser and other stuff.

I will not be recommending Filezilla to anyone, this is really a shame.

PUP.Optional.SearchManager, HKLM\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\OLOJCNAGMCBPLPDDDABMPFEHHLLEOBPB, Quarantined, [2061], [509542],1.0.9928
PUP.Optional.SearchManager, HKU\S-1-5-21-650852268-78060423-2559976655-1005\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\OLOJCNAGMCBPLPDDDABMPFEHHLLEOBPB, Quarantined, [2061], [509542],1.0.9928
PUP.Optional.SearchManager, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\olojcnagmcbplpdddabmpfehhlleobpb, Quarantined, [2061], [509542],1.0.9928
[542290],1.0.9928
Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.SearchManager, HKU\S-1-5-21-650852268-78060423-2559976655-1005\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|OLOJCNAGMCBPLPDDDABMPFEHHLLEOBPB, Quarantined, [2061], [509542],1.0.9928

File: 20
PUP.Optional.WinBing, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\Search Provided by Bing matod.job, Quarantined, [5368], [336088],1.0.9928
PUP.Optional.SearchManager, C:\USERS\PRINCESENDAI\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [2061], [509542],1.0.9928


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Re: Warning: Filezilla installs malicious adware

#2 Post by botg » 2019-03-30 22:32

It's a false-positive, the offer-enabled installer only installs what the user says should be installed.

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