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VDOWNLOADER download, Avast Win32:Adware-gen block [Solved]

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I have downloaded this free software with no problems before



but this time Avast is telling me it blocked a threat when I tried to download it.  Is this a true threat or a false positive?


See attached message.


Thank you.

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Edited by Dakeyras, 04 March 2016 - 03:33 PM.
Removed potential adware url...

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    Anti-Malware Mammoth

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Hi. :)

The actual downloaded file once activated will begin to download and install further installation files which also include what is known as PUP's(potentially unwanted programs) etc...

Which in this case is the OpenCandy advertisement(adware) and or similar dross. Most likely since not a problem in the past; the vendor has now resorted to such third party software for extra revenue.

My friendly advise is steer clear and seek alternative software at say MajorGeeks for example.
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    Anti-Malware Mammoth

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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