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Are Old Version of Orbit Downloader Free from DDoS Weapon ?


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According to Wikipedia:

On 21 August 2013, the WeLiveSecurity blog, published by the ESET security company, reported that since version, Orbit Downloader includes a botnet-like module which performs DDoS attacks without the user's knowledge or permission. Because of this dubious behavior, it is being detected as malware


But my question is, are old versions of Orbit Downloader free from DDoS ? I am interesting and curious about old versions,

i have checked few version with VirusTotal site, but site show they are clean, but i am not confirm they are clean or not , i want eset and other experts opinion..


Orbit Downloader Old Versions:



Edited by Aryeh Goretsky
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I am the author of the Orbital Decay: the dark side of a popular file downloading tool article on ESET's WeLiveSecurity blog.

Given the nature of the what was reported, I would caution against using any version of the software.


Aryeh Goretsky

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