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Warning of possibly harmful website or software - How to deal with it?

Examples of security warnings that you might see when you download software from the internet

While you download software applications from the internet, when you try to run them, Windows or your Antivirus software might give you some warnings or even block the application from running. Common types of warnings are the following:

What is the Avast DRep (Domain reputation) threat warning when downloading a (software) file?

When downloading files from the internet, Avast (and other antivirus software like AVG) might block the downloads marking them as infected by DRep. The message is a bit misleading because DRep is not a virus infection but rather a preventive downloading blockage. Read here how to fix it.