Thank you all for a quick response to my inquiry.
@canajun2eh: I sandboxed the downloaded file, “latest.zip”, and scanned it with Norton - no malady was found. I put the file on my server and downloaded, with Google, with no problem. This leads me to believe that Piwik’s site has been flagged by Google and that any downloads from that site are considered malicious.
@Matt: I read your post to Google; they’ve been doing this to Piwik’s site for a few months now. Sorry.
I must let the viewers reading these posts know that , after a great deal of research on this situation and the product itself, this software IS SAFE to download and it gives you quick and powerful info that is easy to evaluate for your needs and decisions.
I was looking for a comprehensive stat suite for one of my client’s sites. It had to be easy for them to use as they are not computer savvy. This looks to be a perfect match, with a lot of strong & useful data displayed on one page to easily and quickly evaluate its relevant meaning.
I was very hesitant to download at first, but now that I see it is a Google issue with Piwik’s site and not the software itself, I have downloaded it and I’m in the process of setting it up on my client’s site, making documentation for them on how to use it.