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    Exclamation CNET Download.com infected with a virus?

    I tried getting onto www.download.com, to get Irfanview, and I got this message from my virus scanner...

    Access to the data has been denied!
    Warning: A virus or unwanted program has been found in the HTTP Data.
    Requested URL: http://www.download.com
    Information: Contains recognition pattern of the HTML/Infected.WebPage.Gen HTML script virus
    Generated by AntiVir WebGuard 8.0.15.0, AVE 8.1.1.19, VDF 7.0.5.234
    Can anyone confirm this, or is it a false positive?

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    no problem on my end. I don't have Antivirus pro install it though but windows defender didn't pickup anything.

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    Same here, no probs with Windows Defender.

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    Well my Virus scanner just updated itself, so I will give it a try again, and if I get the message again, ill do a screenshot. It looks as if it was a false positive.

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    Response to the post above, even with the new definition files, on a different PC, I'm still getting it.


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