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2010-07-21
2013-05-09
  • Nuno  Fonseca
    Nuno Fonseca
    2010-07-21

    I have been using MP3Gain for several years. And I love it. I wanted to download it to a new computer and SiteAdvisor says that the transfer has viruses! What's happening?

     
  • ptfitzy
    ptfitzy
    2010-07-21

    I typed" MP3 Gain" into Google. I went to the site and it didn't give me any warning. Cick on the first box.
    ptfitzy

     
  • Glen Sawyer
    Glen Sawyer
    2010-07-21

    If you get the download from SourceForge, then you can see that the Windows MP3Gain downloads haven't changed for 5 and a half years (wow, has it been that long?). So no, no new viruses have been added to MP3Gain.
    If someone downloads MP3Gain from another location, then I can make no such guarantee.

     
  • Nuno  Fonseca
    Nuno Fonseca
    2010-07-22

    Sorry but I insist. I use Firefox and I download from SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/         in other words  https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/files/MP3Gain-Windows%20%28Stable%29/1.2.5/mp3gain-win-1_2_5.exe/download.
    After download and run the antivirus, McAfee SiteAdvisor blocks the transfer and indicates to me that: Detected potentially dangerous transference. In our tests this transference contained programs that some people classify with Spyware or adware
    The problem appears in this site that you are connected : http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
    And about this last one, SiteAdvisor's report indicates that : When testing this site we found links to prdownloads.sourceforge.net, we noted that being a distributor of downloads some people classify it as adware, spyware or other unwanted programs
    So I think that the problem is due to the fact that they are connected to the site : prdownloads.sourceforge.net  through the site : http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
    SourceForge should contact McAfee to inquire why this classification and to correct this problem urgently to rest its fans. Sorry for the English.

     
  • ptfitzy
    ptfitzy
    2010-07-22

    I went to the site you gave and Downloaded it. I have "Norton AntiVirus". Everytime I download a Site or Program, it tells me if it is "SAFE" or "NOT "SAFE" with a "Box" that comes up in the right hand corner of my computer screen. The problem is on your end. This is a very popular download. CNET has it for download and they give it a very good review. Last week it was downloaded 1,221 times.
    ptfitzy

     
  • Nuno  Fonseca
    Nuno Fonseca
    2010-07-23

    the problem is not with antivirus. The problem is with McAfee Site Advisor.

     
  • ptfitzy
    ptfitzy
    2010-07-23

    Turn off your Anti-Virus, download MP3 Gain. Then turn your Anti-Virus back on.
    I doubt very much Sourceforge is going to fix or contact McAfee.
    ptfitzy

     
  • Nuno  Fonseca
    Nuno Fonseca
    2010-07-23

    Ok. Thanks