Geswall for Windows 10 fake?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by sukarof, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I found this link http://geswallfreeware.win10appstore.net/win10software.html and installed it. It seems to work fine on my 64bit W10. But I am a bit confused after reading old posts here that it is not compatible with 64 bit windows or Windows 10.
    Is this Geswall that can be downloaded from the link some kind of fake?
     
  2. stapp

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    You are downloading from here

    http://ifreedownload.net/aboutus.html

    Also see here

    http://82.win10appstore.net/article.html



    ***de-linked above ...just in case
     
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  3. boredog

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    stapp

    clicking on your first link , adguard blocks the page.
     

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  4. boredog

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    I tried going to the site again and got the same popup but it did not block me from going there this time. I reported the issue.
     
  5. boredog

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    stapp tried going to your second link and got a popup again from adguard . what is strange is the web page shown in the popup is the same as the first link but the link in the address bar shows the same link as what you gave in your second link.
     

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  6. boredog

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    When clicking on the popup it bring to their explanation page.
     

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  7. stapp

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    I was pointing out that sukarof was in fact downloading from that site (just in case he thought it was the Windows App store)

    Although it seems legit, it is not a link I would choose to download a Windows App from.
     
  8. boredog

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    ok I misunderstood. I see now you were telling him that is where he should download but rather asking him.
    it is just weird that your two links and his all give the same warning and the site in the warning is all the same web address. what I wrote to adguard about is the popup says it blocked it but didn't I still ended up on the page. looks like a redirect .
     
  9. bjm_

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    Adguard browser extension re #1 & #2 is quiet....as is VT. :doubt:
     
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  10. Pliskin

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    The file you've downloaded is not fake, because it's from www.gentlesecurity.com:
    http://www.gentlesecurity.com/files/geswall.msi
    But that site which says you are downloading Windows 10 App is fake, because last GeSWall version (2.9.2) is from 2011.
     

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  11. sukarof

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    Ok, thanks for your replies guys. Now I know that it is an old version (that seemed to work on 64bit Windows 10 though)
    I have now restored an earlier image of my system and look for something else.
     
  12. boredog

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    bjm browser extensions don't have the same protection as adguard for windows. adguard for windows not only checks the web page against a black list but monitors all objects loaded on that page as well.
     
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