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PSR UTI website has malware
« on: March 13, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
Hi All,

When I go to Heiko Plate's web site I get a message that it contains malware. If anybody knows how to contact him, please let him know.

Regards, Richard
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Offline Dick Rector

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 07:37:10 PM »
You probably have a very sensitive 'false positive' virusblocker. I just went to the website and no problem at all.
PSR-2000 and PSR-S950
 

Offline MBedesem

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 08:55:19 PM »
Richard:

I tried too with no issues.

Michael
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Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:57:26 PM »
Can you guys post the link you are using. Just to check if I am using the correct link.

Best,
Richard
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Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 11:07:13 PM »
I don't know if there's some kind of script running on the page, or if it's trying to write a cookie to your computer, but some anti virus programs are a bit "rabid" or overzealous about the sorts of activity that they report as "malware." I think most anti virus programs let you set options to control how stringent you want them to be about reporting "problems," but the problem is that they might not be very clear (specific) about any "issues" they find.
Michael Rideout
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Offline MBedesem

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 12:10:43 AM »
Richard:

I used http://psrtutorial.com/util/plate.html and the  clicked on the PSRUTI link.

Regards,

Michael
Michael P. Bedesem
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http://psrtutorial.com/MB/bedesem.html
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Online MarkF_48

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 03:19:29 AM »
If in doubt there are a few online scanning utilities that can scan a URL to check for viruses. I just did the site in question with the results below (if the link works correctly)
https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/4d196ce78a8afff0ef7dfad8fa2493a70aa9b7ad07d4a78e06ce4ab9f030abaa/detection
 

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 04:35:47 AM »
You can always manage websites, Richard, which are reporting a "false/positive" condition and add the website to your "Exclusion List", to prevent receiving that message again.  :)
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My best regards,
Roger

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Offline tyrosaurus

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 04:56:06 AM »
It may well be a 'false positive', but I have just used the link to 'PSRUTI' from the  PSR Tutorial Home pages, and immediately got a warning from Google Safe Browsing in Chrome!

I then ran the URL of the host in 'VirusTotal' with two engines out of 67 reporting malware!  I forced VirusTotal to update it's analysis and still got the same results.

It may be best to avoid the site until the issue is sorted out!

Regards

Ian

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Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 05:06:15 AM »
I get the same warning message as Richard's from firefox.
I don't use any extra protection on my browser or my pc and I rarely get these kind of messages although i visit a lot of not so safe urls to download several things.
Maybe this url is collecting too many informations with their cookies or something like that?
Or they haven't updated for the latest firefox policy about safe urls?

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 05:45:36 AM »
Another thing to keep in mind is that the page in question contains numerous links for downloading executable programs. That, by itself, is often considered to be "highly suspicious and potentially dangerous" by anti-virus/anti-malware software, particularly if the executable programs don't have up-to-date security certificates. I have often gone to some site to download some software and, after the download finishes, my computer pops up a warning that "Such-and-such program is not normally downloaded and could harm your computer!" Then the computer won't execute the EXE program-- which is typically an installation program for some software I want to install-- so then I have to download it a different way and clear the flag that prevents me from executing the program. They are taking the "better safe than sorry" approach. But if you know what you are doing-- you know full well that the file being downloaded is an executable file, and you actually do want to download and then execute it-- then you can ignore the warnings.

As for the "2 out of 67 engines reported malware" message, which commercial are you more likely to listen to-- the one that says "4 out of 5 dentists recommend using Brand A," or the one that says "1 out of 5 dentists recommend not using Brand A"?
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400
 

Offline Joe H

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 08:15:30 AM »
I went through the PSR link that Michael shows above and got the same results as others.

Joe H
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Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 09:40:35 AM »
Yep that's the same message I am getting.

Having run a computer business, repairing hardware and software and building new PC's for many years, I am always nervous about sites that may harm our computers. Sometimes the threats are not real as some have said, but I am not taking any chances. The Ransom viruses for example scare the heck out of me.

So Heiko needs to check his site. Something is not right there.

Regards,
Richard
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Offline Joe H

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 12:29:08 PM »
Well I used Michael's link earlier and got the warning, but just now it worked just fine and took me to Heiko's site without any issues.

 ???

Joe H
Music is the Universal Language!

My Article: Using Multi Pads for EDM. Download Regs, Styles & MPs:  http://psrtutorial.com/music/articles/dancemusic.html
 

Re: PSR UTI website has malware
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 02:12:53 PM »
Well, it looks like something got fixed. I used Michael's link, which goes to PSR Tutorial, then clicked PSRUTI and got to the HPMUSIC site. From there I downloaded PSRUTI and the manual without any problems.

Regards,
Richard
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 07:14:22 PM by RichardL »
When 67 years old you reach, look as good you will not (Master Yoda).
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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/masteryoda123/sets/rlmusic