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Kudos0

Is Brave Browser Safe

Is the Brave browser installation file safe?

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Filename: bravesetup-x64.exe
Threat name: WS.Reputation.1Full Path: c:\users\keith erick fix\desktop\bravesetup-x64.exe

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On computers as of 
11/8/2016 at 12:01:27 PM

Last Used 
11/8/2016 at 12:03:27 PM

Startup Item 
No

Launched 
No

Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe


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bravesetup-x64.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
Locate


Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.

Very New
This file was released less than 1 week  ago.

Medium
This file risk is medium.


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Source: External Media

Source File:
bravesetup-x64.exe

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File Actions

File: c:\users\keith erick fix\desktop\ bravesetup-x64.exe Removed
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File Thumbprint - SHA:
f6943b73d4ace1efab0754aa181eb177d7dbd0f00e97c5a41a688b773c5773cd
File Thumbprint - MD5:
Not available

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Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Clarification on WS.Reputation.1 detection
https://community.norton.com/forums/clarification-wsreputation1-detection

When Norton notes Very Few Users &/or Very New the item may be flagged WS.Reputation.1

User may opt "Trust Now" for items user knows and trust as safe.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security/solutions/v15472472

For second opinion choose File &/or Search hash at VirusTotal &/or submit to Symantec for review analysis > How to report false positives.

Restore an item from Quarantine
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v6200368


File name: BraveSetup-x64.exe
Detection ratio: 0 / 56
Analysis date: 2016-11-08

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Never heard of it and would not use it. Google Chrome and Firefox are far superior. 

Kudos2 Stats

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

For starters, It is NOT safe to face "One Click Install" when it comes Brave Browser.

As that method makes it easy...

to install software there is (might be) a greater risk that users will not check what they are installing...

Brave needs .NET 4.5 to be pre-installed if you're running a Windows 7 computer.

 More:

Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Is Illegal, Deceptive

vs.

How Does Brave Browser on Windows Compare?

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Hence why I said "would not use it"

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Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

PatsSoxBruins:  Hence why I said "would not use it"

OP question >

Is the Brave browser installation file safe?
Filename: bravesetup-x64.exe
Threat name: WS.Reputation.1

OP asking whether Norton reputation flag is true/false.
Is the Brave browser installation file safe? > referring to Norton detection WS.Reputation.1.
Filename: bravesetup-x64.exe is safe by VT. 
Whether to use ["would not use it"] Brave Browser based upon Wisdom of Crowds flag may be what OP was asking.   I've never had a WS.Reputation.1 flag that proved as true positive.


 submit to Symantec for review analysis > How to report false positives.

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

It is a browser that asks you to donate money. i don't think so. Google Chrome with uBlock Origin is all you need. 

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

My son uses Brave as his new primary browser. (He is an I.T. professional.) It is safe and does not require donations. Look up the Wikipedia article about "Brave" for more information. Its developer was a cofounder of the Mozilla Project which includes Firefox. He left Mozilla for "politically correct" reasons and has now developed Brave as a new browser.

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

PatsSoxBruins,

Thank you for posting that link to the PC Mag article, the body of which tells both sides of the story...while the article's headlines tell one side of the story. If understanding is correct, voluntary payments are for extra (customized) services, but are not (yet-?) required for regular use of the Brave browser.

Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

The fact that it is even in there is a good enough reason to not use it. A browser should not be shareware or even asking users for a donation.Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari and Opera are all 100% free. Need I say more. 

I have been repairing, building and troubling shootings pc's for over 14 years. Have branched out to tablets and smart phones. I remove malware on a daily basis and make house calls. Set up home networks and security cams. Not once have I even seen a browser that asks me for a donation. Kinda like ransomware to me. 

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Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Is Brave Browser Safe

Stopped using Firefox 10 years ago. Considering that Brave was based off Firefox it does not surprise me. 

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