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Hello, I recently downloaded FileZilla and before I ran the exe I uploaded it to virustotal and these were the results. https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/df61dc2d24f2e475e0a8971c5d21c1c48e9505be67714aafb4afd670aad297e3/detection 

 

It seems to be mostly PUPs and Adware though but I’m just worried about it because I didn’t even run the .exe and somehow it installed in my Programs list?

 

Thanks!

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12 hours ago, MonkeyManofLife said:

It seems to be mostly PUPs and Adware though but I’m just worried about it because I didn’t even run the .exe and somehow it installed in my Programs list?

Adware and PUPs ( Potentially Unwanted Programs )  do not equate to a "virus".  It is a common misconception that the term "virus" is an all encompassing terminilogy for malicious software.  It isn't.  The over arching concept of Malicious Software is "malware".  All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and there is a taxonomy to malware like there is in the animal or plant kingdoms.  viruses and trojans are a type of malware like Fords and Chryslers are a type of automobile.   Viruses are a specific type of malware that spreads autonomously or in other words can spread all on its own.

FileZilla is free software and to gain revenue it bundles software and thus may be bundled with adware.

If you choose   Image.jpg.79931a80e38253edd774d3ab23847d3d.jpg  you will download FileZilla installers bundled with other crap.  If you read just below it it clearly states...

"This installer may include bundled offers "

Instead, go to;  Show additional download options  where you will find the non-bundled installers of FileZilla.

 

Edited by David H. Lipman
Edited for content, clarity, spelling and grammar
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