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by madeline1013 / May 18, 2007 1:20 PM PDT

why windows vista dont support WinRar file

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Tried Winrar 3.70 Beta?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 19, 2007 6:10 AM PDT
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Link should not be downloaded
by SquezeBox / March 19, 2011 1:03 AM PDT

That like is to infected WinRar which has a trojan.

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You'll Note That Was Posted FOUR Years Ago
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 19, 2011 6:41 AM PDT

And besides, when I downloaded it just now, the version number is now 4.00 and I scanned it with current versions of both Avira and Malwarebytes.. Neither one detects it as a trojan..

You may be referring to the WinRar download that is provided by The presence of a trojan in the version is known and is being worked on.. The download directly from Winrar has not been detected as far as I know..

Which scanner did you use to detect the trojan in the download I linked to above?

Hope this helps.


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by SquezeBox / March 19, 2011 10:41 AM PDT

AVG shows it as a PWS-SpyEye!env.a

I just downloaded right now from this URL is this the correct place.

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Using AVG, same problem
by dd36767 / March 20, 2011 12:55 AM PDT
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I just tried loading winrar 4.00 and AVG warns me that the download is infected with the trojan you mentioned. Any chance this is a false positive?

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Possible false positive
by SquezeBox / March 20, 2011 2:01 AM PDT

Anything is possible.

Also this problem has been around for some times it seems. Hard to imagine the people making a good programs like WinRar would hot fix it.

I did check with AVG and did not find anything detailing this problem but looking at PWS-SpyEye!env.a there does seem to be a bit of news online of false positives from other virus scanner software not just AVG.

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Well, I've Now Checked It On Two Other Computers...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 20, 2011 10:07 AM PDT
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All have been downloaded from the site. One has McAfee corporate antivirus, the other has ESET antivirus.. Neither one shows the file contains a trojan.. So, I've checked Avira, ESET, McAFee, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntispyware.. NONE of them show the trojan that AVG seems to be finding.. So,,,, false positive seems appropriate to me..

Your choice as to where to proceed from here.

Hope this helps.


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Hamster ZIP Archiver
by dcsheats / April 20, 2011 2:42 AM PDT

I'm not very technical, but just wanted to report my experience today. I recently installed Hamster ZIP Archiver, but because I kept getting an error message at startup, I decided to uninstall. While uninstalling, AVG (free edition) warned me about "PWS-SpyEye!env.a" and I let it put it in the vault, along with an .exe file (the Hamster uninstall file, I believe). However, then I was unable to uninstall properly. After finding this thread, I thought AVG must be mistaken, so I decided to restore the .exe file. Then I uninstalled and ignored the warning about PWS-SpyEye!env.a. I was then able to complete the uninstall.

Thanks for the tip! I think all is well now, although I won't know for sure till I restart.

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