Possible malware in DaRT win10 media download link

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Possible malware in DaRT win10 media download link

Post by nahabze on Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:43 am

Hi. I've just become a member of this forum, so I don't know precisely what I am doing with respect to downloading versions of DaRT 10, but I encountered a malware episode when I began the download from: https://www.solidfiles.com/v/nN5QLYDmkX332.
This was of the type that screams "your PC is now infected! Click here - don't leave this page"... I've encountered this type of malware (can't remember the descriptive name) before, so just closing my browser and then scanning for anything new was enough to evade the problem.
I thought I'd like to notify someone though, and I don't know how to go directly to a moderator, so I'm posting this here.
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Re: Possible malware in DaRT win10 media download link

Post by 1337 on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:14 pm

Rest assured, It Is a false positive detection.

A lot of file hosting sites "advertise" to raise revenue, hence fulfill their server costs and the like. What you've experienced Is simply a re-direction from the original link typically known as adware. It (adware) Is annoying, but In this case, not malicious.

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Re: Possible malware in DaRT win10 media download link

Post by plumeter on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:06 pm

Always i get these popups and stuff from solifiles. Ignore and forget. Nothing to worry about Very Happy
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Re: Possible malware in DaRT win10 media download link

Post by fxs6383 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:01 am

It's just a re-direct. (especially if you were able to kill it with task manager)

Just install an adblock.
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yikes!

Post by dtcm on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:25 pm

nahabze wrote:Hi. I've just become a member of this forum, so I don't know precisely what I am doing with respect to downloading versions of DaRT 10, but I encountered a malware episode when I began the download from: https://www.solidfiles.com/v/nN5QLYDmkX332.
This was of the type that screams "your PC is now infected! Click here - don't leave this page"... I've encountered this type of malware (can't remember the descriptive name) before, so just closing my browser and then scanning for anything new was enough to evade the problem.
I thought I'd like to notify someone though, and I don't know how to go directly to a moderator, so I'm posting this here.
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done before. sometimes close the browser.

Post by dtcm on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:25 pm

fxs6383 wrote:It's just a re-direct. (especially if you were able to kill it with task manager)

Just install an adblock.
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good to know.

Post by dtcm on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 pm

plumeter wrote:Always i get these popups and stuff from solifiles. Ignore and forget. Nothing to worry about Very Happy
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