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Went to download the program last night and it's failing the scan through Windows Defender (WIN 8.1) for malware.

False alarm??? I'd really rather not open that door manually if there's an issue. Anyone with better PC smarts care to weigh in?
 

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Everything is malware to windows defender lol. I'm sure it's fine if you didn't download it off phishing4urinfo.whatever
I have the exact opposite experience. I've never yet had anything fail a scan. Ever.

Downloaded straight from their website: Virtual Dyno

If this were some random low-risk alert I wouldn't be so cautious, but looky here:
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Microsoft has these two entries talking about it:
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3AWin32%2FVarpes.M!cl&threatid=2147708972&enterprise=0
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Win32/Varpes



Why do people still use antivirus

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I hope that comment was in jest. I consider myself pretty savvy, but even savvy people get bit once in a while. My sister's PC never really runs...
 

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I just downloaded it, and checked it with AVG, and it said it was fine.
 

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Went to download the program last night and it's failing the scan through Windows Defender (WIN 8.1) for malware.

False alarm??? I'd really rather not open that door manually if there's an issue. Anyone with better PC smarts care to weigh in?
I would recommend updating to win 10 while it's still free, if your PC can handle it. Support for 7 & 8 will be ending soon.

This is a good free program that can detect actual threats: https://www.malwarebytes.com/antimalware/
(you get a 14 day trial of the paid version. It's good but no firewall...
After the trial, it resorts to the free version)
 

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AVG is good, but does not catch everything.
I use Malwarebytes (free) in addition to AVG. You'd be surprised what AVG misses!
I'll pick that up.

How's McAfee? I apparently get it free with my ISP.
 

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I have the exact opposite experience. I've never yet had anything fail a scan. Ever.

Downloaded straight from their website: Virtual Dyno

If this were some random low-risk alert I wouldn't be so cautious, but looky here:
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Microsoft has these two entries talking about it:
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3AWin32%2FVarpes.M!cl&threatid=2147708972&enterprise=0
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Win32/Varpes





I hope that comment was in jest. I consider myself pretty savvy, but even savvy people get bit once in a while. My sister's PC never really runs...
Computer savvy people dont. Only download things from a trusted source. Only click links that you trust and use a secure web browser. Its really easy to not get a virus.
 
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