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Flashget malware notice..

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by gaurav_sood91, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. gaurav_sood91

    gaurav_sood91 New Member

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    I had downloaded Flashget and during installation, Avast showed that there was a malware and removed it. I could not believe it. Could it be due to corrupt Avast or due to some phishing??Help....
     
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    what i think is that ur copy is a corrupted one...
    try to download it frm its official site rather than someplace else..
    just googled it and found a lot of references of ppl having found malwares in flashget installations...

    http://ithelp.indstate.edu/virus/malware-apps.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/Flashget_Download_Manager-8436.html

    here is the link to remove flashget...
    http://www.scanspyware.net/info/FlashGet.htm


    so to be on the safer side ,

    try out this ....
    http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

    its a wonderfull alternative to flashget,nd i have been using it for a very long time... before this i was using DAP,u can try that also.
     
  3. mohit

    mohit The Hardware Labs

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    dude the shareware version of flashget is ad-ware .. its a well known fact and it will get detected as cydoor by almost all good anti spyware products such as ms antispyware n spybot. dont use the shareware version.

    guys plz correct me if i am wrong on this.
     
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    eddie El mooooo

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    You are absolutely correct. Flashget does have bundled ad-ware.
     
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    yeah guys... i too got adware from flashget but i downloaded it from the flashget website. i removed it using avast. but is free download manager better or flashget?
     
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    I downloaded it from its Official website. There are further problems. In spite of installing the Opera plug-in, it does not open with opera. It is next to useless on my pc.
     
  7. cybermanas

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    Flashget is adware and is detected as malware by Avast!.Just remove the file which Avast! points to.I did just that and after that it is working fine.
     
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