|mmm That's a pity... It would be interesting to know what Webroot found to be malicious?|
I know many anti-virus etc. utilities detect the "bundled junk" that comes with just about every download of a useful item and thus flags it as "dodgy". And sadly even the rock sure sources these days are including stuff one neither needs nor wants. There are several sites we recommend here for downloads; and just about all of them now include junk along with with the actual item.
Since the proffered/default install option is "automatic" of course, that "stuff" gets installed... Only when the user goes custom/manual option do they have the chance to uncheck all the pre checked items to be installed - and thus can instal only the one they want.
I know some of the bulk download sites for hard to find items are clean; but which of course is a problem to know. I would never use Torrent or similar; as by all accounts, they are invariably loaded with assorted pests...
Is there any way you could download the file(s) - on another system; run a full virus check on it and see what comes up?
I'm thinking of course a system that wouldn't be adversely affected if there was a pest or more in the download etc.? I'm tempted to suggest even a Linux based system; as most pests don't affect Linux... One might even boot/run say ubuntu off a DVD etc.?
However if the malicious item(s) is/are set to run within the actual package you want to run..., and there is no manual/custom option for installation - then going via Linux or another less (vulnerable to you) Windows based system might not avoid the problem?
Presumably you still have the original Arkrose software? If so then consider a dual-boot with the second installation being 32bit so as to run Arkrose that way? And of course it could be a previous version of Windows - as long as it will run Arkrose? If you can go this route then presumably you can convert the files to whatever formats? I noted on one hit via google a reference to exporting or converting to an Xcel file format?
I have an elderly (2005) Acer Aspire laptop; runs XP-Pro still - it seldom if ever goes on line... I keep it around to run a few items that aren't around for later OS; or the actual software isn't around itself... Mostly cd/dvd access/conversion/duplication etc.
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