Any reason as to why MsgPlus 4.83.374 (From escargot site) Gets detected on 17/67 AVs on virustotal?


#1

As the title says I’m wondering why MsgPlus is considered a Trojan to VirusTotal considering it is up for download on escargot’s site


#2

Idk i just disable my av and thsts all


#3

Because it have a toolbar in the setup (but you can disable the installation of it).


#4

Later on in Plus!'s life, specifically when Yuna Software bought the rights, they starting bundling adware with the Plus! installer. Initially, it was optional, but later on, it was a requirement. Regardless, AVs like to put up red flags onto installers that they know bundle adware and alert the user.


#5

Ah ok thanks for the Info!


#6

I really hope you just forgot to add in the “temporarily” part.