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Win 7 won't allow me to download program


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#1 MediaHawk1

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:31 PM

There are certain programs Win 7 will not let me download saying it contains malicious software. I know that this particular program is free from any malware or viruses. How do I disable so I can download and install this program. Turning off my firewall did not help. Appreciate any help I can get. HP Laptop running Win7 64bit. Using Chrome as my main browser, but doesn't work with Explorer either. 😩

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:10 PM

Hi MediaHawk1 :)

Can you link a few programs you are trying to download and Windows says they are malicious? Also, what Antivirus, Antimalware and Firewall are you running?

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:29 PM

Want to download developer mode Popcorn Time. Running Windows Defender, Norton Antivirus and also Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Norton and Malwarebytes do not have any issues with the program containing any virus or malware.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:33 PM

Can you screenshot the message where it says that Popcorn Time is malicious and post it here? I know there's two version of it, one which is indeed malicious.

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Follow the instructions below to take a screenshot using Windows' Snipping Tool:
  • Press on the Win Key + R to open the Run box;
  • Enter SnippingTool and press on Enter;
  • The Snipping Tool will open, asking you to choose the area to take in the screenshot;
  • Left click on the area where you want to start the screenshot, keep it, and drag the cursor across the screen;
  • Once done, release the left button to take the screenshot;
  • In the editing window, click on the File menu then Save As;
  • Save the screenshot in a folder that you can access easily;
  • Attaching the screenshot in your reply
  • Go in your thread and click on the Reply to this topic button in the top-right corner;
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  • Below the text box you'll have the option to Attach files. Click on the Choose Files... button, navigate to your screenshot and select it;
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  • Once done, add a comment to your reply and post it;

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:38 PM

Not at my computer right now. Will have to get screen shot posted tomorrow when I return back in town.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:40 PM

But the program is from popcorntime.io

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:40 PM

Alright, I'll check back when you have it :)

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:41 PM

I'll download it in my Windows 7 VM tomorrow and see if I can reproduce the issue as well.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Aura😀

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 05:33 AM

So I successfully downloaded the normal program from PopcornTime.io (the one for Windows, since I cannot see any "developper" version) in Internet Explorer, and installed it on my Windows 7 VM. I didn't get any block or warning message.

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