[German]Microsoft’s search engine Bing is probably in a clinch with the Videolan website where the VLC player is hosted. The website is classified as ‘dangerous’. Addendum: This fals warning has been fixed.
I was surprised when I came across the information here. So I tried it myself, called bing.com and searched for the VLC player. When I then pointed to the link of the page, there was a bold warning that the page could be dangerous.
It can probably only be a false alarm, the makers of the VLC player (Videolan) have already reacted to Twitter.
Supposedly, @bing now consider vlc-3.0.4-win64.exe as a malware, which gives an annoying popup.
This appeared 2 days ago, and we have no clue how to fix it (yet).
We’ve checked, and the binary has not changed and is still correctly signed…
— VideoLAN (@videolan) 27. November 2018
According to their statement, the program file is unmodified, i.e. it cannot be infected. Something must have gone wrong with Microsoft. techdows.com has more on this issue.
Addendum: In a status page Bing flags vlc player now as safe – thanks to techdowns for this tweet with the status update.
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