https://www.virustotal.com/ picking up malware in installation file

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cimitchell
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https://www.virustotal.com/ picking up malware in installation file

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Hi,

I downloaded the installer and as I usually do for installation files, I went to https://www.virustotal.com/ and scanned it. It flagged a couple of things:

4 security vendors and 1 sandbox flagged this file as malicious

Security vendors' analysis:

Cybereason
Malicious.172a65

SecureAge
Malicious

Trapmine
Suspicious.low.ml.score

Zillya
Adware.Fiseria.Win32.4973

Thanks for your assistance.
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JG
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Re: https://www.virustotal.com/ picking up malware in installation file

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Thanks for the observation. 4 out of 69 software suspect something.
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Re: https://www.virustotal.com/ picking up malware in installation file

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So it is safe to install? It makes me nervous because of how many attacks that happen every day.
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I downloaded each of the packages and did not get any warning from Acronis or Microsoft security software.

Safe practice is to always have a backup of all your data.
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Re: https://www.virustotal.com/ picking up malware in installation file

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Could you run it through virustotal and let me know what you think is causing this?
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