Windows 10: I absolutely cannot find a way to stop a file I want to download from being flagged as a virus

Discus and support I absolutely cannot find a way to stop a file I want to download from being flagged as a virus in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have tried EVERYTHING to stop a download from not finishing because it's being flagged as a "virus." I've turned off my own antivirus which is Avast,... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Mood247, May 22, 2020 at 7:47 PM.

  1. Mood247 Win User

    I absolutely cannot find a way to stop a file I want to download from being flagged as a virus


    I have tried EVERYTHING to stop a download from not finishing because it's being flagged as a "virus." I've turned off my own antivirus which is Avast, I don't have Windows Defender, but no matter what, nothing works, it continues to flag it and won't let me download it. I want to be done with this stupid problem as I've spent the last few hours trying to find a work around for something so stupid.

    :)
     
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    New Virus Comes Disguised as IE7 Download

    If you receive an e-mail offering a download of Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, delete it. A new virus is spreading all over the web. The e-mail includes a convincing graphic that looks like it could really be from Microsoft, and the virus is delivered when recipients click on the included link. The e-mails carry the subject line "Internet Explorer 7 Downloads" and appear to come from admin@microsoft.com. They include a blue, Microsoft-style graphic offering a download of IE 7 beta 2. Clicking the graphic will download an executable file called IE 7.exe. The file is actually a new virus called Virus.Win32.Grum. Security experts are still trying to analyze the virus, which may affect your registry, mail contact list or steal personal information from your computer.

    Source: Network World
     
  3. Downloaded files disappear


    When you download a file through any browser, there's an option somewhere to 'Open Containing Folder.'

    In Windows, to find a file you have downloaded...

    1. Open your personal folder by clicking the Start button and then clicking your user name at the top of the Start menu's right pane.
    2. Double-click one of the following folders:
      • Downloads
      • Documents
      • Pictures
      • Videos
      • Music


    If you do not see the file you are looking for, but know its file name, you can search for it by following these steps:
    To search for a file you have downloaded...

    1. Click the Start button
    2. Type all or part of the file name into the Search box.
      The file you are looking for will appear in the list of results.
     
  4. I absolutely cannot find a way to stop a file I want to download from being flagged as a virus

    Defender flags a Trojan in Pulse VPN install exe file

    Thx for the suggestions. When I looked in properties it seemed to suggest it was v8.x, yet the last version I could find to download was v5.x so seemed a bit of a mismatch. I tried 4 or 5 other anti-virus/malware scanners and none flagged this Trojan in
    the file. Anyway I took it to our IT to sort out and they got it installed, although I suspect all they did was treat it as a false-positive and Allowed it Defender!
     
    fasteddie(2), May 22, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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