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warning I received when attempted to download crypt38Decrypter

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#1 flywelder


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:04 PM

I'm concerned  about  the warning I received when I attempted to download crypt38Decrypter and also Bit stakDecrypter, at the bleeping computer download site. My screen went red and the  wording in the warning, used  large font and included these words " reported unwanted software page.  unwanted software has been reported to contain unwanted and deceptive software ,  and according to your computer security preferences, , get out of here "


So I didn't go threw with the downloads .              I use Mozilla  firefox.   I am 75% certain this warning came from Firefox.  I also saw the same warning on my other computer that uses Chrome.


I do not know if I have an infection and need these tools, but  because of the descriptions, I thought  they would be good tools to download into the Virus fighting folder, I created, so i am ready.


Thus i am wondering if I have stumbled onto something alarming and I need to inform the experts at bleeping comp. of  my findings. 


  I should not be alarmed and all is ok, and I can continue with the downloads?  ...and can be assured i will not be infected by a virus, or malware?

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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:12 AM

Ransomware decrypters are only meant to use as needed (when you got hit with the ransomware the tool was developed for). IMO there is no need to keep these decrypters on your computer, as the best course of action is to proactively protect yourself with AV and AM software.

All downloads from BC are clean - can you copy the links from the downloads that gave you the warning and post them here?

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:50 AM

Bleeping Computer's hosted programs for download are trustworthy, safe and malware-free. However, depending on the product, some anti-virus software and other security scanners may flag certain programs as a threat for a variety of reasons when that is not the case. In these instances the detection is a "false positive" and can be ignored.

Most of the well known specialized tools we use against malware are written by experts/Security Colleagues at various security forums like Bleeping Computer, TechSupport, GeeksToGo, Emsisoft and other similar sites so they can be trusted...this includes any program hosted by BC for download. Unfortunately, many of these tools (or their embedded files) are falsely detected by various anti-virus programs from time to time.
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:49 PM

My tools get flagged by antiviruses because I use obfuscation to protect the code, and try to keep it from the malware authors so they are less likely to know what I am exploiting to decrypt the files. If you downloaded it from BleepingComputer, then I can assure you it is a false-positive. I always tag my releases on VirusTotal as well if you happen to check the file there.

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