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Re: [Mingw-users] Fwd: Heur.AdvML.B comes up when I build an exe file




One more thing: I noticed that the "heuristic detection" of your 
"maleware" was actually based on the basis of it being very new and not 
used by many - which is of course bound to be the case for EVERY exe you 
will produce (and whatever update the AV people produce for their virus 
database)!
Only way I see to get rid of those false positives: build all your exe's 
into a well-defined single folder (and its subfolders) and declare the 
whole folder as an exception not to be scanned by the AV.

On 02-Jan-17 03:27, Emanuel Falkenauer wrote:
> On 01-Jan-17 19:16, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> From: Stephen <stephen.hefford@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:01:49 +0000
>>>
>>> Eli - I did indeed send a copy of the file to Norton with a suitable
>>> note. However I can see from searches that over the years this very same
>>> virus has arisen form others compiling to exe files, and these folk have
>>> raised a false positive with Norton. Nothing however seems to improve.
>>> So I was hoping to understand why this is happening to me. Thanks for
>>> getting back to me, Stephen
>> You aren't having a virus, that's for sure.  If Norton aren't going to
>> fix this, simply switch to another anti-virus software.
>>
>> This happened to me (not with Norton), last time a couple of months
>> ago.  I reported that, and the problem was promptly fixed with the
>> next update of the virus database.
> I had those with Avast many times and, indeed, I reported the false
> positives... But I guess it's not easy for the AV people to take into
> account such reports: after all, a virus maker could report their own
> maleware as a false positive in order not to be detected!
> Best workaround: declare your own concoctions as exceptions for the AV
> not to scan.
>
> Best for 2017 to you all!
>
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