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Threat detected in cnet corel paint shop pro

by debfarmer7 / March 10, 2012 8:45 AM PST

eset my security software is detecting a threat from cnets corel paint shop. Can you fix this and let me know what I need to do?

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Depends on what the threat is....
by mchainmchain / March 11, 2012 2:03 PM PDT

and what eset says it is.

Multi-virus (43) scanner here: Upload the file eset says is malicious and scan with 43 virus engines and copy/paste the url of the scan in your reply.

Could be a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Program). As CNET has the download button marked 'CNET Installer Enabled' eset may be detecting this as a PUP. PUPs are not normally malicious, but are programs some users do not want.


A possibly better choice of download would be to go directly to Corel here:

Hope this helps.

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eset says it is...
by debfarmer7 / March 12, 2012 5:30 AM PDT

"a variant of win32/installCore.D potentially unwanted application.

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by mchainmchain / March 12, 2012 3:46 PM PDT
In reply to: eset says it is...

Says this about the file: (Google search page),or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=9970e3d003ee7d92&biw=1280&bih=861

On this page are numerous references to eset detecting this file.

Have you uploaded yet to and had this file scanned? I cannot scan this file as I do not have it.

Does eset report when you click the 'download' button on the CNET page?

Did you try the second Corel PaintShop Pro site I gave you?

A PUP is exactly that, a potentially unwanted program. Toolbars installed without your permission (so to speak) in your browser are an example of a PUP.

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eset threat
by debfarmer7 / March 13, 2012 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Google

yes, eset reports when I click the download.

The second site is asking for purchase.

Try downloading to see if it detects?

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Yes, by all means
by mchainmchain / March 13, 2012 3:02 PM PDT
In reply to: eset threat

Please note that both sites offer Corel PaintShop Pro as a free 30-day trial, after which you will have to pay to continue use of the program.

CNET wants a higher price, so ...

Clearly, eset is detecting the download installer portion of the download as a PUP on the CNET site. If this bothers you, simply go to Corel and get it from there.

To clarify, a PUP is almost always not a virus or malicious file. It is simply unwanted by some users. In this case here, a user would expect to get a direct link to the PaintShop Pro file, but instead of that, is really getting a file that facilitates the actual download of the actual file. Some users simply do not want this sort of behavior, and this is considered to be by some to be extraneous or unnecessary.

What happens is that you must download two files. The first is the download installer, much smaller in size, and certainly is not 350 MB. This file then connects to the Corel server when you double-click it, and then it downloads the file you want.

The only claimed benefit of doing it this way is that if your connection is broken in some way, you can resume the download at the point where it was interrupted.

It is not necessary to have another file such as this in order to facilitate the download of the file one might want.

Ergo, eset will alert.

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eset threat
by debfarmer7 / March 17, 2012 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, by all means

Ok, thanks.

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