Is AdwareMedic still safe to download?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xetmarcr, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. xetmarcr macrumors member

    xetmarcr

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    There's now a warning on the AdwareMedic website and when I tried to install it after downloading I had a message indicating that it was unable to install due to a corrupt file. I deleted the new files as well as the older version that was in my Applications folder, with the intent to start from scratch.

    That's when I noticed on the AdwareMedic website that the 'Download' button shows version 1.2, but when I viewed the version history the current version (as of 11/11/14) is v2.1 which looked suspicious, especially with the posted warning.

    Is that a typo or is there an alternate we should use for AdwareMedic now?

    Thanks!
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    You are safe to get it from the www.adwaremedic.com or www.thesafemac.com

    Current version is 2.1 after update, the warning is relating to many users will be trying to download adwaremedic when they already have adware active on their machines, some adware attempts to defend itself by redirecting the adwaremedic download button.

    V1.2 looks to be a typo as there is no 1.2 listed in the version history but the current version is 2.1....
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Excellent advice.
    OP, also note the following:
     

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