Topic "4.3.1 beta - Adware/Virus Found?"

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Hey all,

Thought I'd report in that Microsoft Security Essentials has flagged the download for 4.3.1 beta as a threat.

Here's a screenshot as reference. http://i.imgur.com/WCOgx.png
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drsprite
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Oops, don't know why I came up as guest when I posted this.

Anyways, thought I'd pass this along since it's in beta.
martin
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Thanks. We are working with Microsoft on resolving this.
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prikryl wrote:
Thanks. We are working with Microsoft on resolving this.


Do you bundle OpenCandy with WinSCP ?
martin
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dolmen wrote:
Do you bundle OpenCandy with WinSCP ?

Yes. Please read more In OpenCandy documentation
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FYI, downloading the latest WinSCP installer triggers a McAfee UWP definition (unwanted program.. i.e. Adware) by default. Or at least it did on my system. Looks like it is once again being classified as adware despite it just being an installer only thing.

Here is the log entry from McAfee:

7/28/2011 8:43:21 AM Deleted XXXX\XXXXXX C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\is-G5PEJ.tmp\winscp434setup.tmp C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\is-L1PNT.tmp\OCSetupHlp.dll Adware-OpenCandy.dll (Adware)
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Thanks. This was reported to McAfee as a false possitive already.

If you are concerned anyway (no reason for that, but still...) you can download Installation package without OpenCandy from Download page.
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