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Virus warning.

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Downloaded the Diagbox software 'again' this morning from easydiagnostics via their recommended Mega NZ download tool, just left it to do its thing while I got on with something else, got this message twice from Windows Defender.
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Re: Virus warning.

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You’ll probably find it’s because the V8 software has a procedure to modify the V7 files in order to work and is being picked up a a threat.

Run it under a controlled VM if you need to test it Gibbo.

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Defender dealt with it so not too much of a worry, I've passed the message on to easydiagnostics,

Also popped up in the notifications area this message:

AWRoot_v7_Conf+Ativation_v8.exe
Transfer failed: Write error

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Response from ED.

Hello Eric

Mega downloader is normally a paid for application. Your av has picked up the patch file to allow it's use for free.

Jim
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Had a further warning about this from Defender this morning.
Together with the two previous malware items there's a new one, a Trojan, also linked to the mega download app.
I've uninstalled the app.
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I personally don’t bother with the app, as most decent browsers will resume an interrupted download. Not really needed unless you want to synch lots of uploads Gibbo.

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It was just that Jim's website recommended that it was used Marc.
Dumped it now.

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Good idea!