Malwarebytes Blocking Latest VLC Installer

  1. swarfega's Avatar
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    Malwarebytes Blocking Latest VLC Installer


    I have tried to update VLC but Malwarebytes is blocking it stating PUP. I tried downloading it and also in place update but both were flagged.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    swarfega said:
    I have tried to update VLC but Malwarebytes is blocking it stating PUP. I tried downloading it and also in place update but both were flagged.
    Got exactly the same thing using VLC in-built update. MBAM thinks it's try to exploit me! I went to the site and DL'd it from there, unblocked it, and it updated from the installer file without choking. If you haven't try that again.

    Download official VLC media player for Windows - VideoLAN

    (I'm using the 64-bit, but shouldn't make any difference)
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
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    Thanks, so its probably a false positive?
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    swarfega said:
    Thanks, so its probably a false positive?
    I would think so, yes. Hard to tell what MBAM would consider "exploit". If it's from a heuristic hit, then it's probably the way VLC is wording the update request or something.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Malwarebytes is getting more ridiculous each day, I am waiting for the day, when it finally removes itself.
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  6. swarfega's Avatar
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    Managed to install it ok direct from their site.

    lol Tairiku.
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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    swarfega said:
    Managed to install it ok direct from their site.

    lol Tairiku.
    Hi there

    MBAM or VLC ?? not clear !!

    cheers
    jimbo
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    MBAM or VLC ?? not clear !!

    cheers
    jimbo
    VLC, I believe, Jimbo. That's what we were cht-chatting about a few posts back. MBAM having a fickle-fit with the in-line VLC update, but go to VLC site and get it and do manual, ok.
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