Virus threat in res compiled exe files.
on Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:31:12 +0200
I am facing a virus threat in res included exe files.
Not in all virus scanners. Below programs always quarantine the exe files.
Mcafee Internet security
you can check sample program \source\samples\apps\mdidemo\mdidemo.exe with https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload
Currently I am excluding the program in the antivirus but customers are not allowing as it is not an outright perfect solution.
Has anybody found any solution regarding this matter?
Re: Virus threat in res compiled exe files.
on Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:15:26 -0400
I uploaded both, mdidemo.exe and imgview.exe, and only two programs flagged
them -- Cylance and Qihoo-360 -- and only because they had Heuristics
enabled. Neither Avast, AVG, Mcaffe nor Norton (Symantec) flagged those two
This is an old problem, were Norton (and other AVs) flagged small Xbase++
GUI programs as malware, mainly when Heuristics were enabled. Larger files
and console programs weren't flagged, though
The easiest way to fix this, is to disable Heuristics, were the anti-virus
engine tries to "guess" if a program is suspicious, even though no signature