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Scary McAfee Warning When Attempting to Download GIMP

I tried to download the GIMP freeware from gimp.org which re-directs you to SourceForge.net (or something similar...may have gotten the spelling incorrect).  When I attempt to download GIMP I get a scary message from McAfee about the software containing what "some" consider spyware or malware.  I chose not to continue the download.  Anyone experience something similar?

Message was edited by: ArtieRLT on 7/2/10 1:14:17 PM CDT
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k3tg
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Re: Scary McAfee Warning When Attempting to Download GIMP

McAfee must have detected something could possibly be compromised with respect to the warning it gave you.

newjack
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I also have this going on,along with the Mcafee reinstall.I there is something wrong.I tried to download something from 3 differant sites.The advisor red pop up opened and froze my page.Attention all Mcafee contributers i suspect it is going to be another "glitch"

                                                                                                                                                                  Jack

Re: Scary McAfee Warning When Attempting to Download GIMP

Tried the download it is a yellow popup so not critical maybe ask Siteadvisor what they found...  The site has 20 green posts and only 1 red.

Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 3/07/10 9:23:39 AM
newjack
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Hey Peacekeeper,

Along with my reinstall problems i was also haven a problem with site advisor.Now site advisor could be right.In which case i would be glad i did`nt download anything bad.But i tried this download from 3 differant sites.Also it freezes my ie8 up.If you notice here i have captured the image of site advisor.The image looks a bit funny.Plus i cant x out of page.If i shink the window.Site advisor remains on my desktop.Is this right?

                                                                                                         Thanks for the help Jack

this is image when i - out web page.I can`t x out.

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PM me a link to 1 of the sites I want to check what mine does.

newjack
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OK Peacekeeper i sent you 3.Thanks for your time.Sorry it took so long.Everytime i tried to download the item i would get the pop up & exploror would lock up. I think there is a problem with My Mcafee sec center again.As i checked all the sites and they were all still green.I can`t imagine 3 differant sites marked green would produce a red warning from site advisor.But who knows?   Thanks Jack

Re: Scary McAfee Warning When Attempting to Download GIMP

After reading all the posts so far, I can say what others are seeing is similar if not identical to the message I received.  It was definitely red (not yellow) and it implied that the program I was dowloading was associated with or contained malware or spyware.  Fearing how McAfee and this software might destructively interact I stopped until I could gather additional information.  Thanks for your help so far, I hope an answer is forthcoming.

Being new to this forum, what's the next step if an answer doesn't present itself?  Is there a protocol for informing McAfee, do they periodically monitor the forum for user problems, lessons learned, etc?  How does the process work or is there a process?

Message was edited by: ArtieRLT on 7/5/10 10:22:26 AM CDT

Message was edited by: ArtieRLT on 7/5/10 10:23:39 AM CDT