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download flagged by malware bytes

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just FYI, i got a warning before downloading newest version
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D1f8vz ... sp=sharing
had to tell MWB to let it pass
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Beep! This is your regular reminder that so-called "virus scanners" cause more problems than they solve. Remove them and be happy and satisfied.
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mikewax wrote: 2024 May 29, 18:20 just FYI, i got a warning before downloading newest version
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D1f8vz ... sp=sharing
had to tell MWB to let it pass
Report it as a false positive at the MWB forums, please. I'm also there, and can tell them that it is indeed a FP, as I've been using Nikos' software for far longer than I have MWB, and I'm an honorary expert there as I helped beta test it back when the founder / dev was a high school student and the company did not exist.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/1 ... -blocking/

If you are unable to, and you give me permission to use your screenshot, I can do it.
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somebody told me that malware bytes flags the whole website as "malware"!?
please tell them that they are wrong, thank you
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Browser Guard operates more on IP addresses than sites, but if the OP agrees, I can use his screenshot.

If not, I'll have to install it myself on a browser and verify if I am seeing the same, and if so, then I can make a report, though it would (probably) be (more) beneficial if the report came from the site owner (aka you).

I might get a chance to do so later tonight. Lemme see.

Because it most certainly is not flagged in the Malwarebytes app - I'm using that with full real time application, and I never once get a warning about downloading from zabkat at all.
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johngalt wrote: 2024 May 29, 18:41 Report it as a false positive
ok i'll post it there n see what they say. thanx
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....LOL, another casualty of password paranoia. I tried to sign up at their the MWB forum but my password wasn't good enough. I disagree, and if i can't use my general-purpose PW then i have to make up a new one or extend the one i have. Either way i can't remember it next time. I specifically created a medium-security PW that i could use on all non-critical websites. One that would be accepted on the largest possible range of sites. I hate this shit.
So yeah i would appreciate if you could report it for me. The image i posted above is public domain.
thanx, mike
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In looking at other reports, they also ask for more details, so I'll get it installed on a browser here and test, and if it breaks reporting so I have the direct information that they will probably ask for.
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thanks!
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I installed the Browser Guard in Chrome, and then did a download of both Ultimate trial as well as Professional trial, and it doesn't trigger on my end.
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