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Macrium Reflect

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    Macrium Reflect


    When I was trying to install Macrium Reflect, my antivirus canceled the install and counted it as a threat.

    Does anyone know why?

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Where did you download from and what av are you using?
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    I downloaded it from CNET, and my antivirus is Norton Internet Security Online which is provided by my ISP.
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I do not trust any downloads from Cnet, download from Major Geeks instead and then custom install to avoid installing any crap.
    Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

    If still having problems, probably a false positive from Norton, temporarily disable Norton then install and check for alerts when using Macrium.
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    I share the concern about CNET. Their downloads are riddled with malware. My advice is always download apps where possible from the home base of the application--for example, Macrium Software located HERE.
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    Okay. Thank yall.
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    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1


    There is no concerns downloading Macrium Reflect from CNET. The download is initially a sort of small download selector from Macrium. You can then select various downloads for the Free version, 64 bit, 32 bit, WinPE components etc.

    Whilst the free version of Macrium Reflect does a good job at doing an Image. The Rescue Boot discs/USB keys are hard to get to work, both versions, the Win PE and the Linux based ones. You have to test them. In my case neither worked at first, and only after many tries adding drivers, got the Win PE one working. The Linux based one still is not working.
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    Well, I downloaded it from a different site and Norton still looked at it as a threat.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
    Well, I downloaded it from a different site and Norton still looked at it as a threat.
    This might help if you don't want to disable Norton---

    How to Set Exclusions in Norton Antivirus | Chron.com
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Hi Jesse! Have you tried at MajorGeeks?
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