RARLabs (WinRAR) download section - possibly hijacked

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Found 7th Jan
Just a warning that Windows just detected two threats whilst attempting to download WinRAR 5.50 from RARLabs,

- Bro Miner
- WannaCrypt.A!rsm

Can't find any other reports about it so I've emailed support about a possible hijack.
Might be worth avoiding it for a few days.
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Most online programs have this kinda miner stuff attached secretly anyway
The smart ass reply would be: don't use Windows AV. But, I wouldn't say that.
If you're unsure about it, upload it to VirusTotal . com and see what other AV software reports back.

WinRAR doesn't need internet access to work, so I'd block it.
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You and everyone else should've jumped to 7z years ago.
Krooner17 h, 25 m ago

[Image] You and everyone else should've jumped to 7z years ago.



Yes, but most uploaders use WinRAR for compression.
WinRAR seems more compatible most of the time.

Agreed they should all be compatible.
Derek_Horatio_Shatwell1 h, 34 m ago

Yes, but most uploaders use WinRAR for compression.WinRAR seems more …Yes, but most uploaders use WinRAR for compression.WinRAR seems more compatible most of the time.Agreed they should all be compatible.


No they use .rar for compression. You don't need WinRAR to open a .rar file. Same way you don't need WinZIP to open a .zip file
Edited by: "Krooner" 8th Jan
Krooner4 h, 4 m ago

No they use .rar for compression. You don't need WinRAR to open a .rar …No they use .rar for compression. You don't need WinRAR to open a .rar file. Same way you don't need WinZIP to open a .zip file



OK. Thanks for the clarification
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