MiniTools Partition Wizard offical download now flagged as dangerous

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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #21

    I downloaded and installed this product a couple of times. The product itself is clean but they are bundling crap. I wasn't paying attention and received the crap. I noticed the crap when that Premier Opinion started asking me questions. You don't always get the same crap.

    I restored with Macriun and tried again after folks on another thread said they had seen these offers.

    The second time through it installed just the Partition Wizard. I scanned with purchased Malwarebytes and have subsequently scanned. No issues, no payloads.

    You do have to be careful. On one download I got a copy of their backup software and cancelled immediately.

    Shame they are doing this and I don't think it helps their brand.
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  2. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #22

    I use a common trick when installing those bundled with adware installers. Disconnect from Internet before installing.
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  3. Clamarc's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 64 bits 1903 build 18362.836
       #23

    f14tomcat said:
    Well, I can't get the download of MiniTool to trigger a PUP like you did, no matter what settings I use.
    Hi f14tomcat,

    Minitools Partiton, continues to show viruses. Now, even more!, First image.
    ... another option would be AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition of diskpart company, second image.

    Clamarc
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,230
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #24

    You just answer no to the additional installs and it is clean.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,157
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #25

    Caledon Ken said:
    You just answer no to the additional installs and it is clean.

    bingo

    Remember..... a PUP is not necessarily something bad, like a virus. Possibly Unwanted Program.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,452
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #26

    I think we went through all this with EaseUS a year or so ago, didn't we?

    10th May 2020
    I found Windows defender was really awkward when dealing with the Mintitool partition wizard download until I disabled its PUP mode, Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection - TenForumsTutorials

    I ended up using Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Offline Installer. I think I'll use that every time from now on.

    Denis
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #27

    I've started using the portable version of MiniTools Partition Wizard. I noted it leaves these two drivers enabled in Autoruns despite being a portable version.
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #28

    Steve,

    My installed version also has those two entries. I'll consider playing with them later. I've checked the digital signatures and they are Minitool-provided files.

    The installed version also adds an update task to TS [and this has a startup entry in Task mgr].

    Denis
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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       #29

    Steve C said:
    I've started using the portable version of MiniTools Partition Wizard. I noted it leaves these two drivers enabled in Autoruns despite being a portable version.
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    Most likely because some operations require a reboot.

    How to Apply Changes | MiniTool Partition Wizard Help Tutorial

    Moreover, sometimes users will be asked to restart the computer after they apply all changes. That is because they are operating the device which is being used. Just do as told and MiniTool Partition Wizard will perform all unfinished operations in safe boot mode. After all operations are completed, the computer will start normally.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #30

    I ran the Installed version side-by-side with the Portable version for a few weeks. Could tell no difference operationally. Portable starts up faster. Both have the obnoxious (IMO) "Do you really want to quit?" message.
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