Possible false positive

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  1. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    I just received this popup on the Winzip page when trying to download the latest version of Winzip. Is this a false positive? I know sometimes software comes bundled with optional junk software that you can opt out of during the installation. I don't know if Winzip is doing this or not now.
     

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    Hello Cutting_Edgetech

    No it is not a false positive, last time I downloaded Winzip it were massively bundled with lots of software.It's detections were correctly identified as potentially unwanted programs. I have posted some screenshots from the last time that illustrates what I saw under the installation. See link: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2049177&postcount=2 Are using Winrar 64 bit at the moment and are very pleased by its performance.

    Regards, Janus
     
  3. siljaline

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    This is not a false positive detection. ESET has correctly identified the flag as a PUA. Potentially Unwanted Application. You may configure your software to ignore this warning [Not Recommended]
     

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    ok, thanks Janus, and Siljaline! I thought that may have been the case. Its a shame that so many software vendors are starting to become shady in their practices. I'm glad NOD 32 was doing it's job.
     
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  5. siljaline

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    You're welcome. My information is that builds of WinZip 14.x do not have the PUA - you may proceed with running an older version of the program.
    This would be at your risk. http://www.filehippo.com/download_winzip/7397/
     
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    or just temp disable eset while yo uinstall and make sure to watch for the added program and deselect it. as long as you know its there i dont see the harm in that personally. i find with certain programs i have to do this at times because it detects the added optional program. but as long as you know and do not install it just re-enable eset when done.
     
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    In ESET 6 there are no options like "exclude from detection" when a PUP is detected!!!why is that so?
     
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    Please wait for someone from ESET to assist you further.

     
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    Exclude the the PUA on a on time basis as indicated by ESET Support. One time only, revert this setting to default once done.
     
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