WARNING Malware in Mirror 1 site Mega pack download

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WARNING Malware in Mirror 1 site Mega pack download

Post by Seer on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:10 am

I just downloaded the Mega pack from the Mirror 1 site and AVG reported it as infected with Malware.

HTTP Mirror 1 Codec Guide
Version 12.3.5 Mega ~ 39.9 MB ~ August 15th 2016

Win/Heur

Rank this week: NÂș 45
Websites affected: 178
Users affected: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Affected Operating Systems: All Windows OS

Win/Heur Summary

Win/Heur is a malicious software that once it is executed has the capability of replicating itself and infect other files and programs. These type of malware, called Viruses, can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread itself to other users. Usually, a Virus is received as an attachment on an email or instant message.
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Mirror 2 download appears to be fine.

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Re: WARNING Malware in Mirror 1 site Mega pack download

Post by Admin on Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:16 am

The download is completely clean here. Perhaps the file was downloaded incomplete and AVG gave a false positive.

When in doubt you can always check with http://www.virustotal.com
https://virustotal.com/en/file/f6c827254e7e2faf0b31e7d1ca65c4f58bcf7cdd60985a364a8e1a17fb770f83/analysis/

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Re: WARNING Malware in Mirror 1 site Mega pack download

Post by Seer on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:17 am

Admin, I think you are right -- incomplete or corrupted download. I downloaded it again from Mirror 1 and this time it scans OK , no viruses. And Thanks for the VirusTotal link. Nice resource.

I can delete this post if you want. I don't want to scare off any new Klite users.

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Re: WARNING Malware in Mirror 1 site Mega pack download

Post by Admin on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:40 am

No need to delete. It is obvious that it was a false positive.

Detections that mention Gen (generic) or Heur (heuristic) are often false positives. VirusTotal is indeed a great resource for getting a second opinion. Also for testing unknown/suspicious files that your own scanner doesn't detect.

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