Malwarebytes says that Rapidvideo is riskware

mangaman

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So I've been reading online that Malware-bytes premium blocks Rapidvideo. They said that it was associated with riskware, and uses your browser to mine cryptocurrency. Before downloading the free premium trial for Malware-bytes, my CPU never spiked above 20% when watching videos through Rapidvideo's sever's. I do have NoScript and Ublock Origin with VERY strict rules, so maybe thats why?

When I did check the free limited trial for premium, I was surprised that Malware-bytes blocked the service. The program even blocks the website, and says its a trojan. Is this a false positive or legit? Going to need a few answers on this situation.
 

mangaman

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The script only occurs when the player is loaded, and stops when the tap/page is closed correct? I do have NoScript on strict settings, so is it possible that the mining script was never loaded?
 

mdd1963

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Be glad they are capping it at only 20% CPU usage, possibly an attempt to get some free coin without you truly noticing it's impact....

Your call as to if you wish to make someone else rich in Monero!
 

USAFRet

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For me, there is no application good enough or unique enough to use it if they do shady stuff like that.
Whether my machine runs it or not, the basic corporate policy is wrong.
 

mangaman

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Nah, I won't be using that video host anymore. I'm glad the free premium trial from Malware-bytes caught that. Might actually consider buying it now.
 

mangaman

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Yep I completely agree. I won't be using their video host anymore. Really sucks that this issue is on the rise.
 
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