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I have been running MB for many years, and have also been using VLC Media Player without issue for as many years.   Last time I used VLC (ver. 3.0.3) it offered to update to the latest version (ver. 3.0.4), I accepted.

However when the download completed and attempted to Install, MB blocked it as an Exploit!

Why? The download was not from some shady web site. MB didn't stop install of PUP's or other included bits, but blocked the entire update installation.

Is there something in VLC that was flagged, or did MB make a 'false arrest'??



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Hello and Welcome...

I just updated mine from v3.0.1 to v3.0.4 and did not encounter the issue.

Please provide the requested logs so the team can investigate... Also please not this thread (its from June, but it has been revived)…


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Good to hear you were able to update... the team will investigate to see what happened.


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There are False Positives on some VLC player download mirrors.

For all who read this, please make sure you go through VideoLAN for any/all updates through them because there are sites that host bad versions of VLC Player because it is Open Source.


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I've just tried to update VLC within the program using Help > Check for updates... and MWB blocked the downloaded update.

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On last check virus total is showing yandex detected trojan on ver. 3.0.4 and with -18 community score
initially downloaded straight from the vlc site (with intention to instal over)
false positive??? or smth else?

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