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Visiting http://www.winape.net shows that "this website is harmful" warning message.

As I understand, VirusTotal shows warnings about some of the binaries but they must be false positives. Is there nothing to do about those?

If Executioner's still around, is there way to "tame" the binaries by going easy on, I don't know, packing/obfuscation and stuff?

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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #1 on: 15:58, 09 November 18 »
The WinAPE site works fine in IE and EDGE... but not the others!
Strange! ^_^

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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #2 on: 17:00, 09 November 18 »
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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #3 on: 18:25, 09 November 18 »
As I understand, VirusTotal shows warnings about some of the binaries but they must be false positives. Is there nothing to do about those?
As far a I remember, it's because winApe is able to fetch and install an update by itself.

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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #4 on: 00:36, 10 November 18 »
As far a I remember, it's because winApe is able to fetch and install an update by itself.

Many software do that, I don't see them tarred and feathered :)

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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #5 on: 00:38, 10 November 18 »
I know most sceners would ignore the warning and visit the web page. The problem I see there, however, is that someone can inject an actual malware to web page and get away with it because Google had already marked it as unsafe. Anyone ignoring the warning would be susceptible to attacks like that through the web site. Luckily we are not that many :P

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Re: Why is WinAPE website marked as "harmful" by Google Chrome?
« Reply #6 on: 11:46, 10 November 18 »
I think it's a stupid warning.


If it stated what's actually wrong with it we could make an informed decision or would make it easier for Richard to check and fix anything that may be actually harmful.


So far, I don't know if it thinks that zipped exe files are considered harmful, or obsolete web scripts or whatever.

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I think the worst thing is that Google downrates the site in its results. Yes, people are still going to visit, but it's going to get harder to find.