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Hello. When I try to download gomplayer from the gom player home page to my computer, ESET tells me that it has detected a potentially harmful program and asks to disconnect and remove this program. Is it a false positive virus or is gom player really infected with malware/unwanted program.

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Eset detects the download as a PUA;

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Refer to this Eset Knowledge base article as to what is a PUA and your options for detection exclusion if you chose to ignore the Eset warning: https://support.eset.com/en/kb2629-what-is-a-potentially-unwanted-application-or-potentially-unwanted-content .

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3 hours ago, itman said:

Eset detects the download as a PUA;
Refer to this Eset Knowledge base article as to what is a PUA and your options for detection exclusion if you chose to ignore the Eset warning: https://support.eset.com/en/kb2629-what-is-a-potentially-unwanted-application-or-potentially-unwanted-content .

Can't the detection of PUAs result in false positives? I'm not specifically referring to GOM Player, but for instance ESET detects Psiphon3, which is a VPN as a PUA. I don't want to have to exclude it every time I download this software. I've reported it to ESET as a false positive, but haven't had any success.

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20 minutes ago, MHRSFI said:

ESET detects Psiphon3, which is a VPN as a PUA.

Appears the detection is correct;

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Psiphon is a free tool designed to unblock content in highly-censored countries. It has some minor advantages, but its major deficiencies as a VPN are irredeemable. It caps your speed at almost unusably slow levels, has an invasive logging policy, includes trackers, and the free version is full of ads. Furthermore, it's paid SpeedBoost hardly makes a different to your speeds and isn't worth your money. You shouldn’t trust it to protect your privacy or security online.

https://www.top10vpn.com/reviews/psiphon/

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Im happy ESET marked this app as a PUA. This app brings so many trouble to our users. When you try to install this software, they bring so many ads and install another app in the background without user consent. Even worst sometimes this app installed 360 security in the background, then its going to clash with ESET. The behavior of this software is sh*t.


I my selft have this app, but I control they behavior with HIPS. Just one thing that I like about this software is their engine player is verry responsive. 
 

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20 hours ago, itman said:

Appears the detection is correct;

https://www.top10vpn.com/reviews/psiphon/

I don't want to defend Psiphon, but I don't think bad performance alone makes it a PUA. If the application does what it claims, it shouldn't be labeled as such. It's like listing all the cons of Internet Explorer and flagging it as a PUA because of that.

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1 hour ago, MHRSFI said:

I don't want to defend Psiphon, but I don't think bad performance alone makes it a PUA.

A couple more "tidbits."

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Canadian jurisdiction. Psiphon keeps logs of user data, and as it is from Canada, a member of the 5 Eyes Alliance, user privacy is not guaranteed.

Leaks DNS data and doesn’t have a kill switch. This could expose your IP address. You can see my DNS leak test results in the security section.

https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/psiphon/

You don't want a VPN that leaks DNS data.

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22 hours ago, itman said:

A couple more "tidbits."

https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/psiphon/

You don't want a VPN that leaks DNS data.

I don't disagree with you about how bad Psiphon is as a product. However, all I'm saying is that Psiphon does what it claims to do. Similarly, Internet Explorer has numerous problems such as performance issues, security vulnerabilities, infrequent updates, and more. While these issues are significant, they aren't enough to classify IE as a PUA, they are simply reasons why no one should use it.

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