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I just tried downloading the latest version of ImgBurn from the (supposedly official) download page at:

 

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

 

I clicked on the GREEN 'Download Now' icon, the one with the BLUE downward arrow on the left hand side.

 

This was the file: 

 

http://downloads.smarttweak.us/smc/33242/imgburn_smc_installer.exe

 

As soon as the download had completed I got a warning that this was a file with embedded Malicious Code and to delete it immediately - which I did.

 

I then decided not to upgrade ImgBurn and will now never do so. I simply cannot trust you. ImgBurn itself might have embedded malicious code too.

 

It is quite unacceptable to have such code - apparently malicious - so freely and easily downloadable from the official site.

 

C.J.Brady

Edited by ChrisJBrady

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You clicked on an advert that downloaded SmartTweak's 'Speed Up My Computer' program.

 

I just ran the file through VirusTotal... it came with a 0/48 detection rate - i.e. *nothing* flagged it.

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/01783b290781431a51e658fe2619bb714b534a12916de02a967719cf565b4480/analysis/1380024580/

 

So what's warning you about something 48 other AV products aren't seeing?!

 

Oh and obviously ImgBurn doesn't contain any malicious code. :doh:

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