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#11 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: Luigiana | Date: 01/13/2012 10:31 | IP: IP Logged

Yesterday i installed PSpad and i know that i unchecked everything INCLUDING Babylon.. Yet when it was done installing my antivirus (avast) instantly said it had found a threat called babylon.. even though i know i unchecked it.. so it installed it without my permission..
It might be a bug, but i just wanted to tell you..

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#12 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: Skulstad | Date: 01/13/2012 10:39 | IP: IP Logged

Confirmed

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Jorn Chr. Skulstad

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#13 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: nergmlam | Date: 01/13/2012 11:15 | IP: IP Logged

Hi

If you wanna check for malware, you can test a file using 62 different antivirus systems here:

www.virustotal.com
virusscan.jotti.org

I just tested PsPad, and nothing was found among those 62 anti virus systems:

www.virustotal.com

virusscan.jotti.org

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#14 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/13/2012 11:45 | IP: IP Logged

PSPad installer doesn't contain any certain toolbar or any similar software. It includes part, what dynamically offers different software. Babylon toolbar is only one of them.

I will contact support of external installer part.

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#15 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: Skulstad | Date: 01/13/2012 13:14 | IP: IP Logged

'Babylon' still installs, without permission (unchecked).

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Jorn Chr. Skulstad

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#16 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/13/2012 13:37 | IP: IP Logged

I got already answer from support. They will investigate what is wrong.

If you decide to don't install offered 3rd party software, NO SOFTWARE should be installed.

I really apologize for all problems.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2012 13:38 by pspad.

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#17 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/15/2012 18:18 | IP: IP Logged

Another case:
forum.pspad.com

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#18 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: nergmlam | Date: 01/16/2012 21:08 | IP: IP Logged

Hi

I'm using Norton Internet Security Suite 2012, and today I tried to download installer 4.42 MB from www.pspad.com

But I was redirected to www.brothersoft.com

my Norton Seruty blocks the website, and tells me:

Malicious Web site blocked
you tried to access: www.brothersoft.com It is a known malicious Web site. It is recommended that you do not visit the site.
"detailed report" reviewed security risks on this site. This site has been blocked for reasons of safety. Go to Symantec for more information about phishing and security on the Internet. Close the site Continue to the page yet

When I select "detailed report", Norton tells me, that they have blocked www.brothersoft.com because of 158 known malware threts:

safeweb.norton.com

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#19 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: carbonize | Date: 01/16/2012 21:57 | IP: IP Logged

Typical knee jerk reaction from Norton there. Brothersoft is just a download site for software the same as Softpedia and Download.com. They host thoushands of programs so odds are the odd slightly dodgy one will get through.

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Carbonize

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#20 Re: Malware in installer.

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/16/2012 22:10 | IP: IP Logged

nergmlam:
Hi

I'm using Norton Internet Security Suite 2012, and today I tried to download installer 4.42 MB from www.pspad.com

But I was redirected to www.brothersoft.com

my Norton Seruty blocks the website, and tells me:

Malicious Web site blocked

Before you write such report, would be correct from you to look at site what is blocked.
If you don't want to download it from Brothersoft, you can use another 2 mirrors.

Can you imagine PSPad trafic? From Brothersoft only (they has several servers) is it more then 40,000 downloads per month (over 200 GB).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/2012 22:11 by pspad.

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