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Problem with download (Windows)

Post by zkcheah93 » September 1st, 2016, 3:18 am

Greetings,

I am using Windows 8.1. I am not sure where to post this topic so I shall post it here.
I would like to apologise if it caused any inconveniences to the team.

I would like to bring up the fact that I have been using Wesnoth 1.12.0 and have stopped for a few months due to studies.
Recently I have came back to playing Wesnoth and I wanted to download the latest stable version Wesnoth 1.12.6.
I am using Chrome for the download.
However, Google has listed the direct download as malicious. So i wanted to ask for any clarifications.
I went through some parts of the forums and it said that there should be no security problems with 1.12.4 and above.

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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by shadowm » September 1st, 2016, 4:02 am

The hostname at the start of that URL doesn’t look legitimate at all. What link took you there? It could be you accidentally clicked on a malicious ad on SF.net.
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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by Sudipta » September 1st, 2016, 5:29 am

You could try downloading from the download page of wesnoth.org. Its 100% safe
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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by zkcheah93 » September 1st, 2016, 6:07 am

I clicked from the main page of wesnoth.org. That's why I posted a thread here haha.
I clicked the Windows button and it brought me there.

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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by shadowm » September 1st, 2016, 6:29 am

Well, it doesn’t lead to any suspicious links for me. The URL on our link is https://sourceforge.net/projects/wesnoth/files/wesnoth-1.12/wesnoth-1.12.6/wesnoth-1.12.6-win32.exe/download.

I’m guessing you keep having this problem? Have you tried disabling all browser extensions and checking your system for malware?
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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by zkcheah93 » September 1st, 2016, 9:17 am

Ohhh, I found the problem.
The reason is because my Chrome version is outdated and SourceForge was still blacklisted.
I updated Chrome and now it works fine.
Sorry for the trouble.
I have no idea how to close a thread, can someone help?

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Re: Problem with download (Windows)

Post by shadowm » September 1st, 2016, 9:41 am

Okay... That doesn’t explain why you ended up at a scammy-looking URL with a nameless host in front, but sure.
zkcheah93 wrote:I have no idea how to close a thread, can someone help?
On these forums, threads are only closed under exceptional circumstances, so you don’t need to worry about this.
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