Dangerous to Download? Malware?

Created by gzotti on on 2017-01-22

Some web browsers (apparently most notoriously Microsoft Edge on Windows 10) claim that downloading and installing Stellarium may be dangerous. Apart from addictively stealing your time observing Stellarium's sky rendition, Stellarium is not dangerous and should not harm anything or anybody. The browser should offer some way to accept this warning and continue anyways. If not, use another browser.

Make sure to download Stellarium from stellarium.org, launchpad.net or sourceforge.net, and not some repackaged installation from freeware sites which may pack extra software into their installers or "safe downloader apps".