Trojan alert from MalwareBytes

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      esteban santiagoesteban santiago

        Hi – when I try to install a driver (internet) I get a trojan alert from MalwareBytes. The explanation on the MalwareBytes forum is

        SDIO uses a p2p “torrent” based interface to download driver updates. It can connect to many IP addresses to download bits of the driver packs.

        Using 3rd party software to update drivers has its own dangers and pitfalls and is not recommended.

        Sometimes Torrent based software will connect to a server that is also known for hosting malicious content. This is because servers/IP addresses are often shared by multiple sites, so while what you are downloading through Torrent based software may be perfectly safe, some of the sites hosted on some of the IP addresses that Torrent based software connects to may be malicious. Such connections are not a threat however, and you may exclude Torrent based software from the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes to stop the blocks from
        happening without compromising your protection (your web browser and other critical web facing programs will still be fully protected from malicious websites and other malicious content).

        While I’m sure SDIO would not be involved with malicious sites, just thought you might like to know …

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