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Keep getting V1.48 is downloaded - click to install it

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Periodically I have been offered a version of BitComet that is the number of the next version but that is NOT listed as being available on the BitComet website.

I do remember there used to be Beta versions available, but never even saw a Beta that matched these recent events. I've been ignoring them, but now decided to ask.

Something called Installer.exe is being passed a rather small one of three files in its command line from the wee morning hours today, and one of the others is zero length, and the third is maybe the size of a BitComet install .exe.  These have been renamed and relocated, for now...

Is there any chance I simply missed a chance to get a valid but apparently unannounced next version? Or have I averted something likely very BAD?

FWIW, I sent an email to support@bitcomet.com about this problem on 10/31 (see attached PDF), but got no reply, hence this posting.

Thanks!

SCAM or REAL_ offer to upgrade to 1.48 i is it safe or how to know.pdf

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It's a bug (and I don't know whether it's on the srver or the app). The best way to deal with it  is simply decline or cancel when it's offered. Running 'install' doesn't actually do anything

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Running install it actually trying to install this 1.48 version . Maybe BC has been modified as CCleaner before

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v1.48 finally released after some delay. Sorry for the inconvenient.

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Have you actually tried downloading it?

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I alerted development about problems downloading 1.50 from the archives or by torrent. 

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On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 2:54 PM, SFD96 said:

v 1.50 finally released !

v1.50 2018.5.3
GUI Improved: the file list in BitTorrent task properties dialog can switch between simple list and tree list
GUI Bugfix: background color of URL input box displayed incorrectly when create new HTTP task
GUI Bugfix: speed graph displayed incorrectly when high speed downloading
Core Improve: refine Crash Report program
Core Improve: update BitTorrent client identification code
Core Bugfix: certain file name displayed incorrectly in BitTorrent task

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That is a false positive (and a known issue). It only happens with some anti-virus apps but not with others

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Installcore has been abused by some publishers to install software you may not want, but when used properly it is a useful tool and allows bitcomet to offer useful apps to it's users. This is helpful to help cover the costs to make and distribute this free product and you can easily decline any of the offered apps, so there is no reason for it to be "detected" unless the antivirus software developers are lazy and simply detect anything that uses it. If bitcomet received regular donations, this wouldn't be necessary, but bills must be paid. As it is we have been using volunteers to support users for a dozen years and unless want to start paying for bitcomet, installcore will stay. I also ask that users consider trying the apps offered, there isn't any income if the apps aren't selected by members, but you are still welcome to decline. 

 

Please understand that Bitcomet has never included malware of any kind, but thank you for bringing this up so we can (again) explain this to our users.

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