False virus alarm for DC++ 0.791 and recent nightly builds
March 31, 2012 Leave a comment
As of today we found that a few anti virus software reports that the official DC++ 0.791 executable contains a malware called Gen:Variant.Kazy.63748 or similar. We believe that this is completly a false report and already contacted to the largest AV vendor affected, requesting a quick fix.
Until the problem is fixed you can either safely make an exception for DC++ 0.791 in your anti virus software (if such function is available) or as a temporary solution, you can revert to the still available 0.782 version.
As of today, the following AV solutions report malware in DC++0.791
As malware detection signatures are known to be exchanged between vendors, you might experience this problem with another AV solutions in the near future.
Appearently only the official MinGW builds are reported as bad, executables built with Microsoft Visual C++ 10 seems to be unaffected.
We hope the problem will be resolved soon, oh well….
Update: the largest AV vendor very quickly responded so at least for the latest release of DC++ the issue seem to be resolved. Any other MinGW builds higher than bzr rev. 2614 are still produce the problem though…
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