[OK]Malware: Chemistry Properties & Tests of Precious Stones

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mjfillen
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Post by mjfillen » January 10th, 2017, 1:04 pm

:help:
When I go to download this recording I get a warning that it has been identified as containing deceptive software that will harm your system thru phishing, malware, etc. and it won't download unless you force it to download contrary to safety precautions.
https://librivox.org/the-chemistry-properties-and-tests-of-precious-stones-by-john-mastin/
:help:

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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2017, 1:06 pm

It's OK. There are threads around about such false messages, but I can't find them at the moment. I'll try to link to one or two when I find them. :)

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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2017, 1:09 pm


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Post by mjfillen » January 10th, 2017, 1:12 pm

I have never had it happen before, and no other recording does that. Also, it does that every time I download it (just to see if it was a one time glitch). I was going to upload a picture of the screen that comes up but I guess I would have to upload it to some other place and then put a link here, so its not worth the effort.
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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2017, 1:13 pm

Give it a day or two, and it should clear up. It has in the past. :)

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Post by mjfillen » January 10th, 2017, 1:21 pm

I looked at your viewtopic post, and the message is almost identical except the number is different
"Reported Unwanted Software Page!
This web page at ia801504.us.archive.org has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Unwanted software pages try to install software that can be deceptive and affect your system in unexpected ways."

The thing that worries me the most is that it could be some pervasive malware that is not detected by normal antvirus-antimalware programs and so it gets triggered to do something awful without people knowing it. And, yes, like a fool I downloaded it anyway and unpacked it, so whatever it might contain is already on my poor computer...
[*weeps piteously*]

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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2017, 1:27 pm

You don't have a virus from the file. I guarantee it.

The alphanumeric part is the server at Archive. There may be malware on that same server, but not in our file. This post explains it better: viewtopic.php?p=1219526#p1219526

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