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Virus ??

#1 Post by RideWyoming » 2020-08-25 18:51

I've been trying to download FileZilla using Chrome and Edge, in both instances the download is blocked and file deleted by McAfee with message saying file contains a virus.
Did a virus really sneak in or is this a known issue with some antivirus programs?
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Re: Virus ??

#2 Post by boco » 2020-08-25 20:09

Some AVs simply do not like the third-party offers in the default sponsored installers (Adware, could be called a PUP, Possibly Unwanted Software). In order to sell more copies, they cry wolf, err, virus on any occasion.

Try the advanced download page, the packages there do not contain offers.
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Re: Virus ??

#3 Post by RideWyoming » 2020-08-26 08:30

As long as we are sure no virus got introduced in the package somehow

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Re: Virus ??

#4 Post by botg » 2020-08-27 07:33

Do like this: Ask your AV vendor for a detailed explanation about their claim. If there really is a virus, they can easily proof it in excruciating detail.

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Re: Virus ??

#5 Post by RideWyoming » 2020-09-06 16:34

botg wrote:
2020-08-27 07:33
Do like this: Ask your AV vendor for a detailed explanation about their claim. If there really is a virus, they can easily proof it in excruciating detail.
That's fair, will do, if anything to make them reconsider their decision

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Re: Virus ??

#6 Post by PavelTatarin » 2020-10-09 13:21

Антивирусный поставщик может и не объянять

Antivirus vendor may or may not be able to explain

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Re: Virus ??

#7 Post by boco » 2020-10-09 13:47

Only English is allowed, here.
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