Last post by David - October 10, 2019, 01:05:32 pm
Ken, are you an enterprise Windows user? It seems that for some reason AnyRail is currently detected/flagged as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). However, this type of detection seems to be only available for enterprise Windows users.
This might also explain why some users are still having problems while others don't.
Of course we've explained the problem to Microsoft and they're currently looking into it.
Last post by kenhoganson - October 10, 2019, 12:48:45 pm
Thanks David. Understand this is not your issue. I tried a download again this morning - no joy. But could you help by making a previous version available to download, perhaps here on the forum. 5.25 works OK, but something more recent, perhaps just the version prior to the current version. Worth a try! -Ken
Last post by kenhoganson - October 09, 2019, 07:59:06 pm
All, I just heard back from my tech guy, and AnyRail is quarantined on his system just as it is on mine. But he also tried an older version, which installed and ran OK (though he did not specify which older version).
David, are the most recent versions prior to the most current still available to download? I miss running AnyRail, and would like to try previous versions. More recent layouts would not be readable by older versions no doubt. But still, I could get at some of my older layouts that I have not worked on recently. Thanks, Ken.
I may search my HD to see if I have an older install file, and try it. No luck. But, I downloaded and installed 5.25 from the web site - no probs, opened an old layout file just fine.
Last post by David - October 09, 2019, 04:10:39 pm
Most likely the warning will go away with the next update of your Windows Defender virus definitions.
It seems that the problem lies in the updater, a small program that runs to see if there are AnyRail updates available. This program is provided by Advanced Installer. We've contacted them and they will investigate this further.
Still, don't worry, it is a false positive, meaning there is no virus/coin miner or anything dangerous.
Last post by RCMan - October 09, 2019, 02:24:02 pm
I had something similar happen to me, but not with AnyRail. You computer was infected with ransomware (Gold Miner) at some point but not activated. Mine activated when I clicked on a video in Facebook but that might not have Facebook's fault. Where it came from I do not know, but watch going to unknown websites and emails you get from strangers.
The virus is holding you ransom for money. It is extremely hard to remove it.
Does the "Bitcoin" message come up with any other programs?
I would take your computer to someone who understands about theses ransom ware attacks.