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Re: virus in download

#16 Post by entangledloops » 2019-02-10 20:56

botg wrote:
2018-04-11 20:11
False-positive, there are no viruses on any files linked through https://filezilla-project.org/
The installer for version 3.40.0 (downloaded 2/10/19) prompted me to install a suspicious browser extension "Search Offer", which I declined. It also tried to install Opera.
It's sad that we have to carefully read the installer for this great piece of software.

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Re: virus in download

#17 Post by Ggodart » 2019-02-13 23:04

AVG on Mac now blocks both the latest executable and the latest installer from running.

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Re: virus in download

#18 Post by botg » 2019-02-14 08:14

Why are people using such low quality products making empty promises?

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Re: virus in download

#19 Post by Oldholt » 2019-02-14 09:01

NOD32 still found (known) PUP (variant of) FusionCore.al in Filezilla Client FTP file FileZilla_3.40.0_win64-setup_bundled.exe . After ignoring it, downloading shows:
Filezilla_FneHEFBL_source.JPG
Filezilla_FneHEFBL_source.JPG (37.62 KiB) Viewed 316 times
C:\users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\FneHeFBL.exe.part could not be saved, because source file could not be read (my translation of message in Dutch). Clicking OK stops the download/saving. I could not find any reference to this file in this forum or anywhere else on the internet. So it seems I cannot download FileZilla FTP Client. Any suggestions?

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Re: virus in download

#20 Post by botg » 2019-02-14 09:24

Don't use faulty AV products.

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Re: virus in download

#21 Post by pcowley » 2019-02-15 01:33

Wow, @botg, is it really FileZilla staff's official stance that AV false positives are definitely a scare-tactics conspiracy?

That would certainly make it easy to shift any responsibility away from FileZilla. Unfortunately, that stance is not believable.

Modern AV products typically use heuristic analysis to arrive at an imperfect, probability-based assessment of viral threat.

A false-positive is likely just bad luck, a result of inherently imperfect algorithms.

But even if we assume FileZilla bears no responsibility, this is still an issue that is affecting your users, and it would be in your best interest to find a way to assist them anyway.

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Re: virus in download

#22 Post by Oldholt » 2019-02-15 08:03

@botg, the thing is: what is the faulty AV product in my case? NOD32 has a good reputation, I'm very happy with it for over 10 years, and it only warns for a PUP, but accepts continuation after I ignored the warning. Then during download FZ client this window pops up. I'm no techie, so I don't know where it comes from and how to avoid it. Most likely it's from Win10, though not perfect, still in use by a vast majority of users. If it can't read a file, where's the problem?
If you don't want FZ to work for certain users, please write a disclaimer like: FZ will not work with AV like NOD32, Win10 and the like. Would have saved me a lot of time.

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