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Hi, Just this morning tried to download RC4 this pops up win windows defender. I have a screenshot locally on my device.

Thanks.

Trojan:Win32/Gaobot

Category: Trojan

Description: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.

Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.

Items:
file:C:\Users\Acer-PC\Downloads\kodi-17.0-Krypton_rc4.exe.part
no virus detected on my downloaded file ... kodi-17.0-Krypton_rc4.exe

dunno why you have .part on yours ?
got the same warning from Windows defender, but it's a false positive. It seems that some byte sequence in this particular build seems to match the trojan pattern. I tested different mirrors to rule out it's an infected mirror and also tested our latest nightly builds to rule out it's an infected build slave.
btw, if you don't trust this build you can also just download the latest Krypton nightly which is nothing else than RC4 with probably some additional bugfixes http://mirrors.xbmc.org/nightlies/win32/Krypton/
@SeVreN2013,

I actually got the warning twice, once on the .part and once when the full download had completed and Windows ammended the .part to a .exe

@da-anda

Thanks for confirming a false positive!