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quetzalcoatl67

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qBittorrent malicious
« on: October 05, 2019, 01:29:48 PM »
The antivirus has detected qbittorrent as malicious and has put me in quarantine.

I have downloaded the qbittorrent installable, and I have analyzed it in virustotal, in dr.web, and it tells me that it is clean.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 02:03:12 PM by quetzalcoatl67 »

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Re: qBittorrent malicious
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 05:45:28 PM »
Must be this. It can act up even if the program is not digitally signed... :/
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Re: qBittorrent malicious
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 06:25:49 PM »
I do not believe, because it was not a problem with Windows Defender, but with the Avira antivirus.
Anyway, he downloaded the Bittorrent again and reinstalled it; and for now without problems

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Re: qBittorrent malicious
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 08:31:05 PM »
It somehow makes me laugh inside when this type of topics are being opened.
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Re: qBittorrent malicious
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 01:11:41 AM »
Link to my long rant on the subject:
Chilling effects on qBitTorrent...
https://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php?action=post;quote=25616;topic=5165.0;last_msg=25616

I do not laugh about it so much as cry -- too many people put more faith in their security software than everything else to do with computers, and all too often that faith is sorely misplaced.

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Re: qBittorrent malicious
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 09:16:10 AM »
It somehow makes me laugh inside when this type of topics are being opened.

Well, about 90% of the antivirus market is straight junk. Only a very few remained respectable in the game.
99% of their features is snake oil. Even the very best has junk included.
And 100% of the customer firewalls are also just snakeoil... (*)

The security industry is a joke. I mean look at Avast, it has ~30 tick boxes during install, and you practically need only 2 to have proper protection.
All the rest? Upsell junk.


(*) Software firewall
- only makes sense if it's DENY ALL. which is very rare as it interferes with daily PC use and a normal user cannot even configure that.
- even if it's DENY ALL, a malicious software could just mask it's traffic through something else, or just use some exploit to allow traffic for itself without user interaction.
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