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Google Safe Browsing warning for BC ransomware decryptors???


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#1 BradenDodge

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:25 AM

When I tried to download any of the ransomware decryptors this morning, I got a Google Safe Browsing warning about malware on the URL i was going to. I assume this is another false positive and another reason for me to ditch Chrome. I hate that Google thinks we all need to have them hold our hands while we navigate the big scary internet. I mean there should at least be an option for tech savvy users to opt out of that horse bleep.

Anyways, sorry for the rant Lol, I was just seeing if anyone else got this and if anyone knows for sure if it's just a false positive or a genuine concern...



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:26 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. This in turn sometimes results in an inaccurate site rating/warning of potentially dangerous software when that is not the case.
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