malware

bppbpb
2014-03-27
2014-03-29
  • bppbpb

    bppbpb - 2014-03-27

    sourceforge is now modifying the 7-zip installer to perform "drive-by" installs of malware like "MySearchDial" and making unwanted changes to the registry and browser settings; compromising system security. This became a major problem for one of my clients and I have advised him to pursue litigation once the extent of the damages is known. 7-Zip and anything affiliated with sourceforge will now join a black-list of "harmful" software expressly advised against to my clients.

    I know good hosts are hard to find, but I sincerely hope you break away from SF and find a better host.

     
  • therube

    therube - 2014-03-28

    Just what was it that you downloaded?
    Link?
    Was it some sort of "stub" installer?
    Other then the malware, did you also get 7-zip?

    I'm not seeing anything odd with the 9.20/9.22 .exe downloads, 7-zip & nothing more.

     

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