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Master Geek

# 207226 15-Dec-2016 07:45
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The background:


I watch A LOT of Korean Dramas, and many from Taiwan and Japan too. The majority of them are geoblocked here, so I use qbittorrent and private tracker sites. I have never had any malware issues at all in nearly 2 years of doing this, despite monthly traffic over that time averaging close to 1TB.  




I started qbittorrent this morning, aound an hour ago, and then all of a sudden, 15 minutes ago, Windows Defender pinged 3 times saying it was removing malware and when I checked, I found that it had quarantined qbittorrent. What makes this seem odd to me is that I had not started downloading any new torrents and no torrents were active either leeching or seeding, at the time. Is there any way to determine if this is a false positive or not? 


 Here are screenshots from Defender in case they help:




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Uber Geek

  # 1689101 15-Dec-2016 09:09
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possibly this ?


or just a false positive . Scan those files on Virus total's website

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Master Geek


  # 1689110 15-Dec-2016 09:20
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Possibly a false positive


Looking at their website there's been 2 updates in the last day which may have introduced a few bugs.


You may have updated to one of these and Defender doesn't like it (being temperamental)


Check what version you have and update it if needed.


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Master Geek

  # 1689112 15-Dec-2016 09:25
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Thanks to you both for your prompt replies. I saw 1101's reply, and went to check where I'd downloaded from. As I thought, it was from qbittorrent's own site, via FOSSHub, but then I also saw another new version, so have downloaded that, as NightStalker suggested. It's back up and running, so thanks again for your help 

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