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    Virus scanners go insane

    I ran into an installer created with Install Creator Pro the other day and while I initially saw no problem with it, other forum users were reporting that their virus scanners were having a field day with it.

    Turns out I was checking the installed files rather than the installer itself. Silly me. Long story short, I checked out the Install Creator Pro trial and made myself an installer than I am sure contains no suspicious material added by myself.

    Simply an ICP installer that installs a clean gif file. The "bad" installer from the mentioned forum tripped 9/36 virus scanners on VirusTotal.com, as well as BitDefender on my own computer. My test file was detected by 8/36 as suspicious on VT, but not by BitDefender on my own computer.

    That's quite a few programs to get false positives on. Do you have any reassuring comments / official stance about what's going on? While I think it's just that - false positives - other people are a little more untrusting, it seems.

    I'll include the analysis of my test installer from VT.

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/d34d856f8dff44261a5503dd6582744e

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    Re: Virus scanners go insane

    Clickteam have had a lot of problems with false positives in the past. The best thing you can do is find out which anti virus programs report the false positives, and then send off the file to them to report it as a false positive.

    I guess it's Yves and Francois' fault for programming like virus programmers Sorry for the trouble.

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    Re: Virus scanners go insane

    No trouble at all thanks for the reply.

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