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[Help!] ZTree Download: Malicious Download Detected?!   [Help!]

By: Doug Borg     Newton, MA, USA  
Date: Dec 18,2020 at 22:52
In Response to: [Help!] ZTree Download: Malicious Download Detected?! (WAnderson)

> Hi,
>
> I just tried to download the 64 bit version of Ztree for Windows, but
> Norton Security blocked the download, with this error message: Malicious
> Download Detected.
>
> I tried the "Contact" link on the Ztree download page, but got a
> bright red screen saying:
>
> Dangerous Webpage Blocked
> You attempted to access:
> http://www.zedtek.com/download/ztw22x64.exe
> This is a known dangerous webpage. It is highly recommended that you do
> NOT visit this page.
>
> Can someone help me get ZTree onto my Windows 10 computer? Could I
> just dig out my old Ztree installation file on my antique Windows 7 PC
> and copy it to my Windows 10 PC?


Assuming that you are in fact trying to download the base installation file v2.2(64b) and not the newest upgrade (v2.4.198 released today), then Malwarebytes Browser Guard responds the same way as Norton Security. Here's the actual text from the error message I received:

Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocks downloads that either come from websites that see relatively light traffic or may contain potentially malicious content. This is intended to protect you from new scams. However, if you trust content from this site and would like to proceed, click "Continue."

I receive a similar warning from Internet Explorer (!!! - don't worry, my default browser is Google Chrome, completely updated) when I download a certain other file that others rarely access. So, I'm not that concerned about it.

Nonetheless, if you don't want to "Continue" and take the risk, and if Kim doesn't send it to you privately, let us know and I'll put ztw22x64.exe on my OneDrive and share a link to it with you all.

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