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rumblee1

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i have a brand new samsung galaxy book flex 2 alpha.  when i try to download a plugin, my security stops it and deems it dangerous.  why?  PS happens with all plugins. 

hiccup

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Just curious:
Why are you naming this very specific brand and model?
I am asking since you are the second new member that names this exact same make and model computer in his very first post here.
Are you indeed a MusicBee user of flesh and blood?
Not some weird type of advertising bot?

phred

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Just curious
Very curious.
The other user who mentioned this model created a thread which got a few responses but never responded to any of the replies the post generated. S/he registered on the forum and made the first and only post on September 7. But most recently logged in yesterday.

Methinks we've got a bot here. Unfortunately with the recent update of the forum we (The Mods) can no longer see the IP address of the poster. But then again, if both posts were bot-generated, there would most likely be different IPs.

My money is on a bot.
Last Edit: September 20, 2021, 07:36:51 PM by phred
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hiccup

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Either that, or the Samsung galaxy book flex 2 alpha is a very problematic piece of hardware, best to be avoided.

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To be fair, both Windows and many browsers DO tend to flag/block "low reputation" software. Lately I've been having to tell Windows that MusicBee is safe, every time I install a patch. There's probably a way to disable that, I just thought I'd found them all previously.
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To be fair, …
That surely would apply to humans.
But my suspicion here is that these posts were created by spambots.

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It could be, for the reasons given. I didn't see the other post and can't find it now. But other than the product placement it doesn't trip my spam sensors.
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I hate to feed this, but if you do a forum search for 'samsung galaxy book flex 2 alpha' you will find two posts.
Both by one-time posters.

Any first forum post naming a specific brand and model surely triggers my spam sensors.

Until one of these 'posters' responds, and by doing so showing that I am wrong, I am personally convinced that the samsung galaxy book flex 2 alpha is a shit product with many issues, and Samsung somehow degraded itself to mitigate its losses on the product by spamming our beloved forum.
Last Edit: September 20, 2021, 09:54:38 PM by hiccup

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There's probably a way to disable that
Whitelist in your AV software?  :)
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I hate to feed this, but if you do a forum search for 'samsung galaxy book flex 2 alpha' you will find two posts.

You know, I did try that, and only found this one. (And now your additional post.) I tend to agree with you, just pointing out that the complaint itself isn't unlikely. I even tried googling that part to see if it was copied from somewhere, but no results.

Whitelist in your AV software?  :)

:D  It does seem to be a Windows Defender thing. It may be that it got going again when I switched to this new laptop, which was around the beginning of the year. As far as I can tell, it gets reset everytime I update the file, although that hasn't been nearly as often as usual this year so it hadn't triggered me to try to find a solution yet.

Actually, I had to change two things: disable the "Check Apps and Files" setting in Windows Security, and (because I'm using Windows 10 Pro) fiddle with a setting in the group policy editor. Now I'm not getting the message anymore. I just have to be smart enough not to run bad software, lol.
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You know, I did try that, and only found this one.
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=35504.msg194170#msg194170
Maybe it is the same person, and he created two different accounts to raise his issues.