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Satchman
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RE: zip virus

Post by Satchman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:40 pm

Any improvements? Has Media Fire removed the downloaded Trojan? Will change rating if evidence shows this site is now clean.

Satch

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RE: zip virus

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Any improvements? Has Media Fire removed the downloaded Trojan? Will change rating if evidence shows this site is now clean.

mediafire as well as other free file sharing hosts are not infected themselves. Unfortunately too many persons use those P2P hosting servers to share malware and illegal files.
So even if MediaFire had removed that file you will find thousands of similar downloads more, there.

[edit to add] it is a sort of circle game

Satchman
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RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by Satchman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Thanks Peter,

FYI Virus Total is reporting that Pareto Logic says Malware. Need to know if this is a false posititve or related to the Trojan?

Satch

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Submission date: 2011-03-15 20:31:39 (UTC)
Current status: queued error, please try again queued analysing finished

Download progress: 0 bytes

Antivirus report: View downloaded file analysis Not available

Webscan result: 1/6 (16.7%) VT Community

benign
Safety score: 100.0%
Compact Print results URL analysis tool Result
Firefox Clean site
G-Data Clean site
Google Safebrowsing Clean site
Opera Clean site
ParetoLogic Malware site
Phishtank Clean site
Additional informationShow all
Normalized URL: hxxp://www.mediafire.com/
URL MD5: 3941b630b9ede4f050d0dfe287cfe0b7
Content-Type: text/html

Dutch Mountain
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RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by Dutch Mountain » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi Satch,
Let's wait for Steven, he's the specialist and I'm very busy right now restyling my own sites.

Guest

RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:11 pm

here is the response of MysteryFCM's;-)


http://hosts-file.net/?s=mediafire.com

Classification: WRZ

http://hosts-file.net/?s=classifications

[edit to add]

here are the detections of Paretologic

http://mdl.paretologic.com/searchClearingHouse.php?search=mediafire.com

Satchman
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RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by Satchman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks,

I am upgrading my one poor rating for Trustworthiness on MediaFire.com to borderline Caution-Good. Seems to be a more accurate representation of this site. I did a VT scan today for that site and the virus engines show it to be clean.

Satch

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RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by siblingshot » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:00 pm

@ Satchman

MediaFire, I consider an excellent media hosting facilty.

I hold a professional account with it; having utilized several others in the past. Actually. It does scan files it serves for viruses, although in this instance it failed to detect the compromised code.

Warxas
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That's ridiculous.

Post by Warxas » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:18 pm


ALL file-sharing sites have malicious/illegal downloads on them. It is impossible for them to remove all of those downloads.
If a file-sharing site knowingly hosts bad files, and/or links to malicious sites, then I would rate them negatively. But to classify Mediafire as warez? You might as well blacklist the whole internet.

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RE: Maybe he can help or so

Post by Satchman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:21 pm

Siblingshot,

Removed the poor rating, Gave it Caution and Good ratings in the categories. I called it a C+ overall for safety, stating in my comments that most of the files should be OK, but there might be a small number up uploads that could contain malware. But I also made the important note that Media Fire. com does NOT intentionally host malware. I think that is what WOT users need to know. I hope this updated review and comments can help them.

Satch

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RE: That's ridiculous.

Post by siblingshot » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:27 pm

@ Warxus

Agreed.

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