I uploaded some pdf files so they can be downloaded from my website.
But today when I tried to download one, my Mcaffee virus protection told me I have a virus in the pdf file.
I have some backups of these pdf files. I deleted the ones on the website server and uploaded the old pdf files from my computer (which I checked with the same Mcaffee Virus software and were fine).
When I tried to download the files again, it gave me the same virus message.
The web browser was able to open the pdf and view it without any issues, only when I try to download it the virus software kicks in and blocks the download.
How do I make sure there is no virus alteration of my files on the server, and how do I protect against my malware being attached to my files on the server without my knowledge?
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@aiautomata, can you send a screenshot of the McAfee alert you are getting?
@aiautomata, looks like McAfee Web Advisor has marked your website as a dangerous website. It could be because of multiple factors, but you can dispute it with McAfee to get that removed.
@aiautomata, very strange I would have to say then. Especially if you ran the scan on the .pdf URL as well.
for some reason, the pdf will download now without tripping the virus message, not sure what happened, maybe I registered the website with McAfee?
is it possible for a virus to attach to the files I host on the server without my knowledge? If so is there any way to protect against it?