Avast detects Auslogics Disk Defrag 7.2.0.1 as FileRepMalware?

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  1. toto_10

    toto_10 Level 2

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    I restored my parents laptop and wanted to install the latest Auslogics Disk Defrag but Avast blocks the installation file and says it is a FileRepMalware. What does this mean?

    I must admit I'm a bit scared :oops:
     
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  2. venustus

    venustus Level 43
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    It means that Avast is alerting you that the installer comes bundled with adware!;)
     
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  3. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    I never trust Auslogics because they contain hidden adware :)just don't use it because there are better alternatives like o&o (free).
     
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  4. NikolayfromRussia

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    Some program installers contain hidden stuff like ,,ask toolbar,, that appears in your browser. Then it takes time to remove them from your computer. So, be careful with such programs. It is really annoying when it installs some toolbars without your permission.
     
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  5. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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  6. DJPRMF

    DJPRMF Level 1

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    Auslogics and Iobit are well know for they adware (and also some shady practices).
    I remember when iobit have "steal" some databases from malwarebytes, without permission...

    Always use with care both...
    Also, for defrag, just use the windows one ;)
     
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  7. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Exactly. I wouldn't trust them at all.
     
  8. toto_10

    toto_10 Level 2

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    I scanned the file with virustotal and even big/recognized companies like ESET, Malwarebytes and Sophos detects the file as virus. This is waaay shady for me and I would never use a software like this.

    I can see that O&O Defrag Free Edition is outdated, so that's a no-go for me.

    I see this as a positive thing. No companies should install ads/toolbars without the users permission.

    I do like Windows Defragmenter but it doesn't defrag files bigger than 64MB so I installed Defraggler by Piriform and it does a solid job.
     

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  9. BigWrench

    BigWrench Level 3

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    ESET flags it, also..... Has "Boost Speed" bundled up in it.
    Defraggler is fantastic!
    Iobit Smart Defrag is great, also. (optimizes with a "pro" key) available anywhere on the WWW
     
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  10. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

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    Yes when I was using Avast Premier it blocked it. Now I noticed Windows Defender with pups enabled blocks it to. I've noticed a few months ago the Filehippo removed it from their site, so there must be some truth that their installer contains malware in it.
     
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  11. shukla44

    shukla44 Level 10

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    Yes, they have bundled software (adware) which is bad. Use it at your own risk.
    What are you talking about filehippo removed it? I always download Auslogics, Piriform & Wise products from filehippo & they have never removed it except for Ccleaner 5.33.
     
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