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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SilverSurf, Jan 19, 2015.

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  1. SilverSurf

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    Hello All

    Have just tried downloading the latest version of ADW Cleaner from Bleeping Computers - be aware as my security kicked in telling me the download was infected with Agent - Gen.


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    Indeed. Unless of course you clicked the wrong button and got an advertisement.
     
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    Did you click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button, or did you click some other link on the page?
     

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    When not sure where to click, Adblock Plus comes in very handy... Makes browsing a lot safer. ;)


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  6. SilverSurf

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    Hello All

    I clicked the correct button, tried several times.

    I clicked on the large blue button as in the past.

    I downloaded the file from the authors site which was clean. Today have tried Bleeping again without any problem.

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  7. Phantom010

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    What's your antivirus, Avast?
     
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    (y)
     
  9. SilverSurf

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    Hello All

    NO


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    That doesn't really answer the entire question now does it? According to previous posts, you were running Avast in the past but then you reformatted your computer. So what anti-virus program are you running now?
     
  11. SilverSurf

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    Hello All

    I would not have made a post with such a claim if it were not true. I made the post as ADW it's used a lot by the forum, and I believed I was doing 'my bit'. I always download ADW from Bleeping so know my way around that page. I attempted the download several times each time with the warning message. I then tried downloading from CNET and received the same warning. I then typed Xplode into Google and downloaded from the authors site, no warning this time. The AntiVirus program I am currently using is BullGuard. I am not able to explain why attempting to download from Bleeping, and CNET Monday night I received the warnings, but Tuesday afternoon I downloaded from Bleeping without the warning. Apologies for the abrupt 'NO' reply.

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    No one was suggesting that it wasn't true. These types of false positives happen frequently with various anti-virus programs. I suspect that Bullguard became aware of the false positive and fixed it in their definitions update and that's why the later downloads didn't trigger any alerts.
     
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    I never download anything from Cnet. They bundle everything with stuff nobody wants that usually make our computers worse. Bleepingcomputer is an awesome site you can trust every time.
     
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