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I have played on the Technic launcher for a long period of time and i have recently run into a problem today when i opened my launcher my antivirus Webroot detected a threat and removed it with my launcher now when i try to install it that's all it does i cant open it. I can try different things like deleting everything then re-installing any tips? and i also tryed looking at where the link for the download would take me and if you click on the windows downloand and copy the link this is what i got http://mirror.technicpack.net/launcher/242/TechnicLauncher.exe

i dont know if its a fake or real please help

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Sounds like a fake positive. Many antivirus programs can be a bit too eager on identifying threats. A good way to get a "second opinion" is by using VirusTotal, which uses 45 (fourty-five!) different antivirus programs.

https://www.virustotal.com/nb/file/4c9318343990c8913a093fadad7cf61f2745ce1e413bf429bc46590ff532d893/analysis/1369398743/

Technic Launcher provoked only one positive out of 45, which is definitely much more likely due to a false positive, rather than there being some kind of technological wizard in Technic team (no offense, guys), able to fool 44 out of 45 different antivirus programs.

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it got a 1 out of 45

It has now come down to the fact that google chrome is also blocking it from being downloaded

I guess chrome would know a thing or two about spyware, it takes one to know one and all that.

And the launcher download on the main website is 100% clean; that 242 link that you posted is the correct one. If chrome is blocking it, use a different browser. Firefox, Iron, and Opera are decent choices.

Edit: And I would drop webroot if I were you. They are notorious for their false positives; this PDF (also available from wikipedia's source list on the webroot page) put out after testing several AV products will tell you more. You really just have to look at the graphs.

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I guess chrome would know a thing or two about spyware, it takes one to know one and all that.

And the launcher download on the main website is 100% clean; that 242 link that you posted is the correct one. If chrome is blocking it, use a different browser. Firefox, Iron, and Opera are decent choices.

Edit: And I would drop webroot if I were you. They are notorious for their false positives; this PDF (also available from wikipedia's source list on the webroot page) put out after testing several AV products will tell you more. You really just have to look at the graphs.

Yes, get rid of Webroot.

Avast has been faithful for me. Get it here.

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