Norton Deletes Pepakura Designer exe

Discussion in 'Pepakura Designs & Builds' started by GyverX, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. GyverX

    GyverX Member

    I am looking to build a model and wanted to have the ease of use of Pepakura Designer. When I download it from the Pepakura site my Nortons 2015 deletes it with WS.Reputation.1 found

    I'm not infected, but a little concerned if this is just an isolated event or is this something that is known?
    I am really going to need this when I'm ready.

    I searched Google and found nothing but your basic garbage, and didn't find anything here at the forums. Hence this thread.

    Any Ideas?
  2. SmallRealities

    SmallRealities New Member

    It seems Norton may not know what it is and is giving a false positive. You should be able to whitelist the file in Norton. If you are still uncomfortable and want to check, try scanning it with either MalwareBytes and/or Kaspersky.
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Make sure you download it from Tamasoft. If you download it from many other sites, it comes loaded with nasty viruses. I run Norton 360, and Norton does not flag it. Get it from here:
  4. GyverX

    GyverX Member

    That is why I started a thread on it, I downloaded it from the site and when it got deleted it threw me back. I went ahead and installed it on a VM and then scanned the the system on the VM. Everything checked out. It has to be a false positive. But, Just incase some one else has the same problem they will be able to see this thread and it might help. I did everything an IT tech can do short of contacting the owner to resolve the issue.
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I've never got anything from Norton flagging anything from Pepakura. Strange? :)
  6. GyverX

    GyverX Member

    Ya Super Weird. Thats why I posted a thread on it. I checked everything and all is fine on the install end. I also have an email in to Nortons support.
  7. Lighter

    Lighter Member

    I just now did that and got the Norton delete. Following is Norton's report:

    Filename: setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe
    Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
    Full Path: d:\download\setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe

    Unknown Community Usage, Unknown Age, Risk Medium

    Downloaded from

    Actions performed: Actions performed: 1

    On computers as of
    Not Available

    Last Used
    2/1/2015 at 6:46:08 AM

    Startup Item


    It is unknown how many users in the Norton Community have used this file.

    This file release is currently not known.

    This file risk is medium.

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

    Downloaded File setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1

    Source: External Media

    File Actions

    File: d:\download\ setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe Removed

    File Thumbprint - SHA:
    File Thumbprint - MD5:
    Not available

    I assume that those of you reading this report have better knowledge than I. What I get is that it is user community input from wherever the download location rather than any scanned threat from this download site that caused the removal.
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    What you are doing is scanning and having the computer go by reputation. Since apparently we're the only ones using Pepakura, it must think something is wrong. I have it on my machine. I just scanned it, these are the results. I did scan with Norton Insight, that is the second pic.

    Just install it, don't worry about it. As long as you are getting it from Tamasoft, you are all set.

    Regular Scan

    Norton File Insight:


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