Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast Home

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Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast Home

Postby Rambao-X » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:54 pm

Dears,

Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast Home. I didn't test with other anti-virus software, but I'd like to advise the developers that this is happening. Perhaps it is a false positive detection, but anyway it would be nice if you guys check your files for infections. This can happen even in the best families.

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Peter :D

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Re: Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast

Postby TheAPGuy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:20 am

well hmm.. will look into it.

There does seem to be a few false positives. :( will look into why. I don't seem to have an infection since there is nothing else I upload for a scan showing as positive except both apup and AP show false positives. :(

So I made the appropriate submits to a few sites to have the file re-examined and declared false positive. On a side note... they all declare every single version of APUP infected with different issues.

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Postby TheAPGuy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:44 pm

huh... no response as of yet.

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Postby TheAPGuy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:18 am

So I am still waiting for word from the few sites I submitted too. damn.. this is a stupid long wait time.

ohh avast no longer shows positive. Trend and dr web still do though although, they are only marked as suspicious not for sure infections.

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Re: Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast

Postby TheAPGuy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:37 pm

So I got email today.
"Your request has been analyzed. It was a false alarm. The error was fixed." <-- Dr. Web

Now I am just still waiting for Trend Micro to respond.

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Re: Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast

Postby ChrisJ » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:51 am

I'm not sure what's involved in providing a digital signature, but it may be helpful - as far as I could tell AP has none.

I watched a malware seminar with Mark Russinovich, the dev of the sysinternals tools, he mentioned that any exe without a digital signature should be considered suspicious, most likely malware.

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Re: Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast

Postby TheAPGuy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:07 am

Hmm... yes that does seem like the thing to go for. VB Express 2008 and up appear to provide self signing although I have not looked into them. I was going to look into it once I got it moved fully over to .NET eventually. I will probably do it much sooner now though.

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Re: Apup 1.4.43 is being considered as Malware-Gen by Avast

Postby ChrisJ » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:05 am

VB Express 2008 and up appear to provide self signing although I have not looked into them.
I have wondered how robust an application could be developed using an express edition, what the major limitations are -> at compilation, available tools, some sort of time limit, # of frames, etc.


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