I was attempting to download the installer for the on-line game "DC Universe Online" from the official Sony website for my son, and McAfee popped up with a warning that it contained a virus, spyware, etc. I've downloaded other online games for him before (Lord of the Rings Online and Star Trek Online) with no warnings. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate problem or is it normal for McAfee to provide a warning for this type of software? Thanks for any insight or recommendations.
Moved this to Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance. As you can see it does offer to let you download it anyway. It could easily be a false alarm but the software is being cautious.
You can submit the file for clearance if you need to, Details are here: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat-center/resources/how-to-submit-sample.aspx
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 11/01/14 12:06:09 EST PM
Maybe the download has been pulled. I entered the full URL and got the SiteAdvisor blocking page; told SiteAdvisor to ignore the warning; and ended at a page that just said "File not found".
Edit - Okay, scrub that. I was trying to shortcut the process and it didn't work. I'm working through the North American website to look for any problems. Best advice is to download the exe file but treat it for now as suspect : send it to virustotal.com for comparitive scanning as well as to McAfee. Maybe it's only McAfee detecting something, but virustotal will show if anyone else does.Message was edited by: Hayton on 13/01/14 22:12:23 GMT