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Offline Richard1

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Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« on: March 09, 2015, 10:29:18 PM »
Getting nothing but blocks from IE and Panda Free Antivirus while trying to download from Major Geeks:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cleanmem.html 
1. Panda Antivirus says: Virus. Item neutralized. ....\cleanmem_setup.exe .
2. IE says:  "The publisher of cleanmem_setup.exe couldn't be verified."  And then it blocks me from installing it.
3. "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."
I have administrator rights on my personal computer at home.
Dell inspiron, Win 7, 64bit. Using IE11 or Google Chrome.
4. Also at the start there is a popup on Major Geeks that says:  "Follow us or the Bunny gets it."  Tweets. by Owen Williams.
Any way to download and install cleanmem?

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Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« on: March 09, 2015, 10:29:18 PM »

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Re: Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 12:57:07 PM »
#1 At http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem it says
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Mirror 1 (MajorGeeks.com) (Primary Download)
(More download options at the bottom of the page)

#2 Did you try the other download options? For example Direct Download / OR zip file non setup (portable Direct Download)
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Re: Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 02:32:15 PM »
Main download link is
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/setups/cleanmem_setup.exe

And the program doesnt have a digital cert. I am starting to see more and more things auto block every program if their is no digital cert on that file. I have a digital cert for my programs on tweaking.com but I dont have one for my pcwintech apps. Cost a bit of money to get a cert, and is a yearly cost. But I may have to see about getting a cert for pcwintech soon, this is getting annoying having programs that have been around for the last 7 years get blocked. :wink:

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Re: Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 08:08:34 PM »
I clicked on the download link you posted:
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/setups/cleanmem_setup.exe
and the attached screen shot popped up from Chrome.
Here is the text from the screen shot:

"The site ahead contains harmful programs
Attackers on www.pcwintech.com might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).
Google Safe Browsing recently found harmful programs on www.pcwintech.com.
If you understand the risks to your security, you may visit this site before the harmful programs have been removed."

The Panda anti-virus message was that the download had W32/Exploit.gen.  My guess is that it is a false positive.  But it still blocked the download, and put it into Quarantine.

Not sure what to do now. 

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Re: Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 09:30:55 AM »
Submit the file to panda, they will see it is a false positive and remove it from their virus defs. a .GEN stands for generic and is normally always a false positive. The file hasn't been updated in such a long time, it is a pain that they flag it out of nowhere.

And google is no help what so ever, I go and check webmaster tools to see why google is flagging it, this is what they give me

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Undetermined malware
Pages like the sample URLs returned content that directed the browser to a site that serves malware or unwanted software. The source of malware may be embedded ads or other third-party content on these URLs. Unfortunately, the malicious code within the page could not be isolated.

Thing is, it IS NOT my file that is doing it, but the ads that google is serving!!

So google is no help and the system is totally automated. The system is so automated that it even flags google itself lol
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=Google.com

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Re: Can't download cleanmem.exe, plus virus warning messages
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 09:30:55 AM »