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Old 02-12-17, 09:20
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Question VLC Media Player - is it a threat?

I have a new computer as my previous one gave up the ghost, so have been installing the programmes that I had on the old machine.
When I tried to download and install VLC Media Player it was blocked by Norton Internet Security, so I turned off Norton and tried again, this time Malwarebytes flagged it as a PUP, so it would not install.
Has VLC Media Player suddenly become a rogue programme?
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Old 02-12-17, 09:53
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Default Re: VLC Media Player - is it a threat?

Seems like a false positive.

I have VLC Media Player with the latest version 2.2.8 installed on 28th November.
A scan on the downloaded program file with Avast Free Antivirus and MB Premium both showed it to be free of malware. Installation had no problems at all.

(As posted elsewhere on the forums I have a similar problem with AdwCleaner being rejected by Avast albeit it is free of malware on checking)
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Old 02-12-17, 12:10
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I have it and have read nothing about it going rogue. Suggest you try downloading it again from its own web site.

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Old 02-12-17, 21:17
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Default Re: VLC Media Player - is it a threat?

I haven't heard of any trouble with VLC Media Player. Although it appears that the latest version is 2.2.8, I've got v2.2.6 and if I check for updates it says "You have the latest version of VLC media player." At the time of writing, the VideoLAN site also shows 2.2.6 as being the latest version:

Download official VLC media player for Windows - VideoLAN

Apparently you can download v2.2.8 from either MajorGeeks or FileHorse.
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Old 03-12-17, 09:07
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Will give VLC Media Player a miss for now, and use Windows Media Player.
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Old 03-12-17, 09:37
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Default hmmmmmmm

What if you get the SAME VERSION you had Badger??

Dont let some program scare you off when YOU HAD VLC ANYWAY!!!!

Try the same version and see what happens.......

Heres where the official downloads are (on VLCs site) I have version 0.7.0

http://download.videolan.org/vlc


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Old 03-12-17, 21:23
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Interesting. In your link Dude, it shows that v2.2.8 has been available to download since 30/11/2017. Perhaps they just haven't updated their main site yet. Apparently a Release Candidate for version 3.0.0 has been issued today and can be downloaded from MajorGeeks:

Download VLC Media Player - MajorGeeks
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I see that honey....... I wonder cause maybe its an RC they dont put those in??
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Old 04-12-17, 20:28
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I think youíre right Dude, Iíll wait and get the official updated version when itís available from the VideoLAN site as Iím not keen on using beta stuff generally speaking.
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Old 07-12-17, 00:55
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The update to v2.2.8 is officially available now:

VLC Media Player update to v2.2.8 - Web User Forums
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