Flashget downloads domain blocked (red alert)

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Memory, Jun 29, 2011.

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  1. Memory

    Memory Guest

    Hi Chaps and Chapettes,

    NOD32 is throwing a red alert box in my face when trying to download Flashget
    - step-by-step instructions to reproduce the issue
    Go to : http://www.flashget.com/index_en.html
    Click the green download button.
    You will be re-directed to : ~ Removed Malware Link, ESET will be advised ~
    This will flash the red alert box.

    Similarly :
    Click the download menu option at the top of the page.
    Click any of the 3 download links.
    Result : red alert box.

    What's up with the webpage ?

    Relevant info :

    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit (HP OEM)
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus (English)
    Installed components :
    Virus signature database: 6250 (20110629)
    Update module: 1031 (20091029)
    Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1310 ( 20110628 )
    Advanced heuristics module: 1118 (20110419)
    Archive support module: 1133 (20110614)
    Cleaner module: 1051 (20110420)
    Anti-Stealth support module: 1024 (20101227)
    SysInspector module: 1220 (20110517)
    Self-defense support module : 1018 (20100812)
    Real-time file system protection module: 1004 (20100727)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2011
  2. Memory

    Memory Guest

    Apologies. :oops:
    I didn't think when posting those links here. Those were indeed flagged as malware.
  3. Memory

    Memory Guest

    This is really weird.

    Late yesterday evening, I read this thread about a similar problem : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=302344

    I did not give it much attention, because it seemed to be related to a spam email causing the problem.
    But just for fun I attempted the download in some other browsers.

    And these are my results :
    The blocked download page I reported above, is blocked in FF5.0.
    But the exact same download page is allowed in IE9 32-bit, and IE9 64-bit, and Chrome 12, and Opera 11.11, and Opera 11.50 (just upgraded this morning and then rechecked).
    While I can see the red alert block in FF, all the other browsers allow me to download the Flashget download manager without a problem.

    These results are the same with just one of these browsers running, or with all of them running at the same time.

    Anyway, I've got what I want know.
    Saved me a trip to the Internet Cafe, which I had planned today.

    Let's not hope that the block in FF was correct, otherwise I'm in deep.

    And thanks to citizen satasonic for raising the other topic.
  4. Memory

    Memory Guest

    I saw a couple of updates flash by, and it looks like someone (maybe at ESET) fixed the problem.
    I can now also download Flashget with FF.

    It's was a nice conversation, but it felt almost like talking to myself.
  5. foneil

    foneil Eset Staff Account

    Dec 7, 2010
    San Diego
    We do appreciate your posting the resolution to the question. Even if you were "talking to yourself", with 160+ views, I'm sure you helped many users. Thank you.

  6. Memory

    Memory Guest

    No problem. I did see the fun of it.
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