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Is it false alarm from my Eset Smart Security that a website contains a Trojan Downloader?

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Is it false alarm from my Eset Smart Security that a website contains a Trojan Downloader?

Yesterday when I navigated to this website, I was alarmed by my AV-software (Eset Smart Security) that the website contained a Trojan Downloader:

www.maxsuntranslation.com

When I searched google for "maxsun translation" I received the notification that "This site might harm your computer".

Is this just false alarm? This website is owned by a translation agency in Shenzhen and Hong Kong in south China.

How can I now if it's false alarm or not? I have to be on the safe side and rely on what my AV is warning me for.
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the_scotsman_ earned 125 total points
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Both Kaspersky and Chrome are telling me that site contains malware, so I would guess ESET is also telling the truth.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I think you should believe your AV-software and Google.  That's what they are there for.
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by:hermesalpha
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Who have placed the malware there, and how?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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There is no way to know.  The owners of the website could have done it, someone could have broken in to the server and done it, they may have a database that was vulnerable and was broken into.
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