the result is that two engines, BitDefender & Dr. Web, flag it as malicious while all others come up clean.
If I download the file, and submit the resultant exe, it comes back 100% clean from all engines.
The same happens for: http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Extra+POI+Editor+V4.85+Help+File.zip
and its downloaded counterpart.
I understand that false positives can occur, but I've seldom seen them for the same files for their download URL versus the downloaded result.
As an aside, both Firefox and Chrome even block the download, saying these two files are malicious. MS-Edge does not.
And before anyone asks, I have not run or unzipped what I downloaded, respectively. I wanted to get further input here before even thinking about doing so.
Windows Defender flags neither file at the end of the download process.
I realize that what I'm asking requires some speculation, but I'd rather have some educated speculation from some of our illustrious regulars here than a complete SWAG from myself.
Edited by britechguy, 21 June 2018 - 08:59 PM.