@Bob4678 please remove the direct link from the description of your thread as more users might download the file. It’s not guaranteed that it’s a malware or anything, but the fact VirusTotal is alerting of the possibility is worrying.
I downloaded the file from the site mentioned in the Reddit link given above and it was the Brave Installer exe file.
It was called BraveInstallerABC123.exe [ABC indicating random alphabets and 123 indicating random numbers] and when I ran the VirusTotal test, it showed me that it is the same file as the one we get from brave.com. Which indicates that the file is legit and even the website.
I don’t know which file got downloaded for him since, VirusTotal is saying its the normal file for me.
first of all id like to say im very grateful for all of your time .ive started changeing passwords should i change my wifi to while im at it? im hard wired into a router? i tryed to log in with my wifi psw but it could not connect so i hard wired in im sorry, im not very tech savy
Based on OP’s thread’s description, I understood OP downloaded Brave from Malshare.
Sure, change the Wi-Fi password if that isn’t an issue for you. It’s important to note that there is no evidence that you were infected with a malware or anything, don’t panic in advance. The fact VirusTotal is flagging the link you provided is worrying but it’s not a guarantee anything bad has entered your PC. I would run a scan with an anti-virus software to check whether anything has entered the system, too.
I think you don’t have to download other anti-virus software. Like I wrote a few times, there is no evidence that anything harmful has infected your system. The fact that the link you provided is flagged by a few security vendors is not okay, though.