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wacfr0
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Centos download flagged as containing viruses or malware

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I have just (15 June 2018) tried to download the Centos LiveCD form Sourceforge onto my Windows 10 laptop, but the download manager in Firefox blocked it with the message that it contained viruses or malware. What is going on here? Is the live CD contaminated, or is this a false positive, and if so, how do I work around it?
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wacfr0 wrote:I have just (15 June 2018) tried to download the Centos LiveCD form Sourceforge onto my Windows 10 laptop, but the download manager in Firefox blocked it with the message that it contained viruses or malware. What is going on here? Is the live CD contaminated, or is this a false positive, and if so, how do I work around it?
CentOS ? No idea what's going on, but you can always try to contact them:
https://www.centos.org/forums/
https://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp/ListInfo
https://wiki.centos.org/irc
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We had the same more than once. That's why virus scanners are nothing I used the past.... 10 years? You can be very sure that this is a false positive as these guys same as we don't have any interest to spread viruses. Add the file it laments about to a exception and you are set.
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