CCleaner Download Warning

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  1. Mman79

    Mman79 Registered Member

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    Sorry for the "alarmist" title, but I'm not sure how else to put it. I was downloading CCleaner from Piriform itself when Chrome brought up a warning saying it was attempting to download multiple files, and to allow or deny it. I didn't hit either option and CCleaner downloaded ok. A scan didn't show anything malicious in the file itself, but I thought I'd pass along my experience since I don't recall seeing that there before (or anywhere actually). Then again, this is Chrome, a browser that recently informed me that Wilders was in Spanish and asked if I wanted it to translate :D
     
  2. er34

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    The warning from Chrome re. the multiple files is ok because the server offered more than 1 files to be downlaoded at the same time (e.g. the program more than once). No security issues here - relax :)
     
  3. Mman79

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    I wasn't too worried, neither Avast or MBAM made a sound. That sounds like a sensible explanation, but why just today do I see that warning there? Why not the other hundreds of times? Also, why the warning that multiple files were actually trying to download?
     
  4. Wild Hunter

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    Probably, the same download was initialized multiple times.

    This happens, for example, in situations where an impatient person clicks in a link that tells "click here to download if the download doesn't automatically start" without actually waiting some seconds. :D
     
  5. Mman79

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    Lol, well that particular thing I didn't do this time. Whatever, nothing came of it and CCleaner runs fine. Just a "Wtf?" kinda moment for me there :D
     
  6. blacknight

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    Did you check the file with Virus Total, just to be more sure ?
     
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