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Visiting Unlocker software's download page, http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/, via Google search gave me the following in Internet Explorer:

Reported Unsafe Website: Navigation Blocked

This website has been reported as unsafe
[..]
This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your computer that might reveal personal or financial information.

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Does Unlocker have trojans/malware?

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@krishna, I don't think you can say it's an issue in IE only. True, only IE reports it today. So, maybe Microsoft is just wrong. Or, like I wrote: maybe their analysis is more recent than Google's (which is used in Firefox). –  Arjan Nov 11 '09 at 12:09
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First of all: don't ignore the warning, even when other browsers don't find anything suspicious (yet). When you can wait, then just wait some days until the warning is no longer shown!

What you're seeing Microsoft nowadays calls SmartScreen ("Phishing Filter" in IE7; technical details). There's a "More information" link, that you can safely click. You can also get this information manually:

  • Go to a website that you want to check.
  • Click the Safety button, point to SmartScreen Filter, and then click Check This Website.

IE uses some Microsoft database of bad websites. More of such databases exist. Like, though not specialized in all malware, PhishTank does not yield results for ccollomb.free.fr. Google's Safe Browsing (as used in Firefox as well) does not find issues either, but: "The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-09-20". And StopBadware.org does not have the site listed either.

Still: maybe Microsoft found some recent (new) threat, or maybe it found some threat at some other subdomain of free.fr and hence blocks all of that domain?

Note that even official websites might be compromised with malware, even when the website owner does not know about that.

So: click that "More information" link, it will tell you a bit more.

(If anyone knows of some website at which one can see what Microsoft has recorded about some URL: please tell us!)

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Thanks for the edit.It's an issue in IE only. –  krishna Nov 11 '09 at 10:50
    
@krishna, I don't think you can say it's an issue in IE only. True, only IE reports it today. Maybe Microsoft is wrong. Or, like I wrote: maybe their analysis is more recent than Google's (which I think is used in Firefox). –  Arjan Nov 11 '09 at 11:49
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Its not complaining about Unlocker, but the Website itself is known to serve malware, the website owner may or may not be aware of this fact. Websites get compromised by hackers occasionally and serve malware just by visiting the site, or that site has been reported wrongfully. I get no such error using Chrome browser.

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Using Firefox with above link gives no problems. Although Unlocker by design can be seen as a malware tool, as it can unlock files currently in use and system files and delete rename them.

If you are still having trouble witht he download, use this link

http://www.2shared.com/file/9073650/671f81fd/unlocker188.html

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These kind of things are not related to a browser. True, only IE reports it today. So, maybe Microsoft is wrong. Or: maybe their analysis is just more recent than Google's (which I think is used in Firefox). –  Arjan Nov 11 '09 at 11:50
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