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    Hello, I downloaded the latest version of the program from https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php and during the installation attempt my antivirus (ESET) detected threats. In previous versions, there was no problem. What is going on?
    Translating descriptions: potentially unwanted application detected - disinfected by deletion Translating descriptions: potentially unwanted application detected - disinfected by deletion Deleted together to take advantage of the help.
Potentially unwanted applications found (Win32 / IObit.l) in the file the Setup / Uninstall application tried to access

  • #2
    Not a virus, ESET is probably recognizing DB as a PUP. A number of antimalware and antivirus programs have started doing this to some programs (Malwarebytes for example).

    https://www.howtogeek.com/232791/pup...anted-program/

    If you want to install DB, add it to ESET's exclusions.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by k.rad View Post
      Hello, I downloaded the latest version of the program from https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php and during the installation attempt my antivirus (ESET) detected threats. In previous versions, there was no problem. What is going on?
      Hi k.rad,
      Welcome to join us at the forums.
      Currently, Driver Booster is detected as unwanted programs by ESET. However, PUP (unwanted programs) is a very controversial topic since it also makes legit programs as PUP. Rest assured that Driver Booster does not have virus.
      We contacted ESET to resolve this issue a few days ago but the flag is still there. So it would be helpful if you can also contact ESET for this detection.
      At present, you may take the advice of atailor1 to add Driver Booster to ESET's exclusion if you want to install Driver Booster.
      Thanks.
      IObit Support Team --
      If you're happy with our products, please tell your friends, families and colleagues about IObit and IObit products! We'd be very grateful!

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      • #4

        Thank you very much for the explanation. I hope that ESET will respond to your request because I often use this program. If it would be possible, please inform me on this post or in a private message that eset has stopped detecting DB as a virus. Regards


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