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Help & Support => Support Requests => Topic started by: NightfallBurst on December 19, 2018, 04:10:13 PM

Title: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: NightfallBurst on December 19, 2018, 04:10:13 PM
Hi,

when I try to download War2Combat401 (Zip) from here: http://en.war2.ru/downloads/ (http://en.war2.ru/downloads/) , Google Chrome shows "Failed - Virus detected" error message.

https://ibb.co/Q9VskfM (https://ibb.co/Q9VskfM)

Google Chrome version: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Sorry if you already knew about it.
Title: Re: "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: mousEtopher on December 23, 2018, 07:55:23 PM
Hi, it's just a false positive & can safely be ignored @NightfallBurst
Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: jph on December 24, 2018, 09:06:51 PM
Any idea why it's flagged?
Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: mousEtopher on December 25, 2018, 04:56:44 PM
Lamby wrote up some good info about AV false positives here http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,2703.msg50633.html#msg50633 (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,2703.msg50633.html#msg50633) it's about a different app but the basic idea probably applies here as well
Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: Lambchops on December 27, 2018, 08:36:55 PM
pffff

Not even close.


https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/ffe7077fa0363127eaf26c7f9fb9b9e897f2f40573877bf25571e39ab547b95d/detection (https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/ffe7077fa0363127eaf26c7f9fb9b9e897f2f40573877bf25571e39ab547b95d/detection)


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Note the CLEAN rating from "Google Safebrowsing", whatever that is.


Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: Lambchops on December 27, 2018, 09:03:37 PM

There is always the possibility that your computer or connection is subject to some kind of rootkit/DNS hijack etc. and you are actually downloading some other infected file, however this is unlikely.

My guess is that if Google are flagging it, they are doing it solely on the basis that it is an "unknown" (to Google/the NSA) executable being hosted on a Russian domain.

If anyone can be bothered tracking down the correct method for doing so, I would suggest raising an objection with Google.

Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: Cel on December 29, 2018, 03:34:00 PM
Yes anytime these kind of issues happen to you, don't forget to send the file/link to the company that flags it they usually have an address or forms you can submit files or links to that effect so that they do proper analysis and stop flagging it in the future this will help removing these stupid alerts for everyone in the future.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: tupac on December 31, 2018, 09:25:07 AM

There is always the possibility that your computer or connection is subject to some kind of rootkit/DNS hijack etc. and you are actually downloading some other infected file, however this is unlikely.

My guess is that if Google are flagging it, they are doing it solely on the basis that it is an "unknown" (to Google/the NSA) executable being hosted on a Russian domain.

If anyone can be bothered tracking down the correct method for doing so, I would suggest raising an objection with Google.



Yep it's been this way for over a year now with the false positives.

Anyways iL has added an auto update feature awhile go. So technically he can install trojan, shell, w/e anytime he wants. The file is clean now but is it later? I would not trust this place at all anymore.
Title: Re: [done] "Failed - Virus detected" when downloading Warcraft
Post by: iL on January 16, 2019, 03:07:38 PM
Very strange, it have been ok last 4,5 years, and then suddenly "Virus detected" happened.

I made an experiment: just rebuilt the same setup file from the same files (just changed source drive for distrubution from H: to E: or w/e and used new version of installer) and no "Virus detected" message anymore.

I didn't update combat 4.01 in downloads section as i just became ready to release the new version: 4.2.
So, use it and enjoy.
False-positive virus detection fixed there also.