I was using my PC in darkness.Brightness of PC was too shiny.
I downloaded Flux software.
I scanned it on metadefender.
It says 1 threat detected(STOPzilla).
I searched on Google that what is it.I got nothing except anti-STOPzilla.
I visited the following page but it was not understand-able to me cause I am not too professional at english:
Is STOPzilla a safe program?
Can Anybody help me that what virus is it?

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    Do you refer to this metadefender? If so, could it be that it just wants to state that its Multi-Scanning engine got a (false-)positive from STOPzilla for your file (so basically a 1/30 rating)? – flolilo Jul 10 '17 at 21:52
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    Since STOPZilla is an antivirus engine rather than malware, this is not a duplicate. Voting to reopen. – fixer1234 Jul 11 '17 at 1:48
  • You Can check the result on metadefender – ShopiMacros Jul 11 '17 at 10:41

STOPZilla is a scanning engine. Its not a virus, its an Anti-Virus engine. Meta Defender uses this engine, and the message you received was that the STOPZilla engine found a virus.

See here, a list of scanning engines used by Meta Defender.

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    In any case, f.lux (the link in the question is to the f.lux site) is perfectly safe to use and the scan was more than likely a false positive. – DavidPostill Jul 11 '17 at 8:03
  • Wait a minute.If STOPzilla is a search engine, then It scanned the virus?@LPChip – ShopiMacros Jul 11 '17 at 11:06
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    At a rate of 1/30 (or 1/40), one can almost safely assume that it's a false-positive. Usually, I'd suggest to check the hash of the file, but f.lux does not provide a hash as far as I can see. In this case, I'd use virustotal or any other analysation tool to check again. But in any case, as STOPzilla isn't one of the major players (or so it would seem), I believe that it's simply wrong about f.lux. – flolilo Jul 11 '17 at 11:38
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    That's for you to decide. If they got compromised, I would expect them to write a blog-entry later that day that says "Hey people, our website got hacked and f.lux was replaced with an infected version. Now everything's back to normal." It seems very unlikely that their site got hacked and nobody noticed for such a long timespan, except from STOPzilla. But of course, that's just logic, which has nothing to do with the (ir)rational fear of malicious software. Rule of thumb: If you don't trust it, don't install it. – flolilo Jul 11 '17 at 12:30
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    @ShopiMacros: Hijacker.Win32.Feedcath is the name of the virus that STOPZilla found, but as the rest points out, there is a big chance it's a false positive. – LPChip Jul 11 '17 at 12:38

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