[SOLVED] Factory Format install blocked

weybrew

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I have been using Format Factory for some time without any problems, I wanted to do a fresh install but MS Defender blocks it citing a virus. Is there something going on with FF...is it defunct? If it is no longer viable, could someone suggest a replacement that is easy to use and reliable?
 

gardenman

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I've been using an older version for years. I did try to update a year or 2 back and had issues. The newer version was really buggy. I wrote the author who never replied.

The program has steadily been going downhill. If you want to use it, find an older copy and test it in a VM first. Avoid the newer ones. I don't know which older version to recommend. I use 4.5 but I'm not going to recommend it. Find others who are using an older version and see what they say.

I tried to install the latest version in a VM and it installed. I had to decline 2 extra apps when going through setup. Then a 3rd app wanted to be installed too. I took a screen shot. At this point, it had already installed something else that Windows Defender didn't like.


Avoid the newer versions.

Edit: HandBrake is a good alternative for video conversion.
 

gardenman

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I've been using an older version for years. I did try to update a year or 2 back and had issues. The newer version was really buggy. I wrote the author who never replied.

The program has steadily been going downhill. If you want to use it, find an older copy and test it in a VM first. Avoid the newer ones. I don't know which older version to recommend. I use 4.5 but I'm not going to recommend it. Find others who are using an older version and see what they say.

I tried to install the latest version in a VM and it installed. I had to decline 2 extra apps when going through setup. Then a 3rd app wanted to be installed too. I took a screen shot. At this point, it had already installed something else that Windows Defender didn't like.


Avoid the newer versions.

Edit: HandBrake is a good alternative for video conversion.
 

weybrew

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Thanks, gardenman. I've been trying to find a site to download older versions and the one mentioned most often is oldversion.com, but when I tried that I got only a blank page. But my search will go on...
 

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