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Old 05-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Cool False positive help please




^ explains best
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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Or doesn't explain at all. Please post a description of the issue so those of us on networks that block YouTube can still try to help.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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Or doesn't explain at all. Please post a description of the issue so those of us on networks that block YouTube can still try to help.
Sorry about that. Anyways I put two completely safe blank NotePad files in a completely safe Install Creator 2 Installer and I put It in a .zip file and uploaded the .zip file with the Installer and my download go accused of being harmful when it was and is not harmful in the least.


How do I correct such an issue please? Thank you : )
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What's the point of this test? It honestly seems like it's a waste of your time doing it.

That said, I can understand why it got flagged. Those scanners typically rely on 3 things to flag suspicious files. First is definitions of known viruses and malware. The second is patterns and practices used to hide malicious code (such as an exe hidden in a zip) and third is what I'd like to call the "WTF Factor" where if something doesn't look right it probably isn't. IN this case, if I were writing the utility I'd see an exe "only" installing two blank text files and go "that can't be right, it's hiding something else in that exe" and flag it.
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