setup detected as spyware by Trendmicro


#1

the file PDFCreator-3_2_2-Setup.exe is detected as spyware (PUA_WEBCOMPANION) by Trendmicro


#2

Hi,

PUA = potentially unwanted application, this doesn't have anything to do with Spyware.
There is an 100% optional offer for WebCompanion during the setup which can be deselected with 1 click.
We are trying to get rid of the false detection, but we can guarantee the safety of the PDFCreator-3_2_2-Setup.exe if it was downloaded from our servers.

Best regards

Robin


#3

PUA = potentially unwanted application. It should be reclassified as UA. UA = unwanted application.
Please be forewarned that Web Companion IS ad/spy/mal - ware. We all understand that they are assisting in paying pdfforge's bills... but at the cost of customer satisfaction and major frustration once you have your new companion. I find it amazing that a viable product would align itself so poorly with others.

Please PDFforgers... worry about your reputation first, bottom line second.

Everybody else... head trend micro's warning... and find another pdf writer.


#4

How is Web Companion ad/spy/malware? It protects from browser highjacking and phishing sites, here is a link to their official website: https://www.webcompanion.com/
Even if you don't trust it, you can simply deselect it during the setup, it doesn't get installed without your permission.