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Norton toolbar says add-on website leaseweb.net/ is unsafe

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Greetings, Win 7 32 bit FF 38.0

I recently ran the check plug-ins for updates. VLC media plug in was listed outdated.

I clicked on update plug in. The update web page I was directed to is flagged by Norton as unsafe. While Norton says the website itself does not pose a threat, it lists Hirens.BootCD.15.0.zip as a threat. So my question is: is this a false positive for VLC plug in update? Should I not get any updates from this website? Thank you in advance for your help and guidance.

Below is the warning Norton displayed for that webpage.

Dangerous Website Blocked You attempted to access: http://mirror.sfo12.us.leaseweb.net/videolan/vlc/2.2.1/win32/vlc-2.2.1-win32 . exe This is a known dangerous website. It is recommended that you do NOT visit this site. The detailed report explains the security risks on this site. For your protection, this website has been blocked. Visit Symantec to learn more about phishing and internet security. leaseweb.net Web Site Location Netherlands

Norton Rating

Norton Safe Web has analyzed leaseweb.net for safety and security problems. Below is a sample of the threats that were found. Summary • Computer Threats: 9 • Identity Threats: 0 • Annoyance factors: 0 Total threats on this site: 9 The Norton rating is a result of Symantec's automated analysis system. Threat Report

Viruses Threats found: 9 Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below) Threat Name: Trojan.Gen Location: http://mirror.de.leaseweb.net/hirensbootcd/Hirens.BootCD.15.0.zip

Note: I cut off the other 8 of the warnings as they all pointed to Hirens.BootCD


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"So my question is: is this a false positive for VLC plug in update? Should I not get any updates from this website? "

I didn't get a warning from Comodo Antivirus for that domain, and my opinion of Norton is very low; so you'll have to judge for yourself as to whether to use that website or not. Personally, I avoid "mirrors" like that like the plague - for both downloads and I would avoid it for "updates", too - I go to the "source" when I can find it!

I use Hirens.BootCD and never had an issue with it, although I don't recall which website I got it from back in April or May 2015. I downloaded on my older WinXP PC which was running AVG; didn't like it so I installed Comodo on this new PC with Win7.

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"So my question is: is this a false positive for VLC plug in update? Should I not get any updates from this website? "

I didn't get a warning from Comodo Antivirus for that domain, and my opinion of Norton is very low; so you'll have to judge for yourself as to whether to use that website or not. Personally, I avoid "mirrors" like that like the plague - for both downloads and I would avoid it for "updates", too - I go to the "source" when I can find it!

I use Hirens.BootCD and never had an issue with it, although I don't recall which website I got it from back in April or May 2015. I downloaded on my older WinXP PC which was running AVG; didn't like it so I installed Comodo on this new PC with Win7.

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I did chose to use the source vs the mirror site. I have been concerned about download websites since reading about recent problems of Sourceforge with adding additional programs to the download. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to reply. norm