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So as said in the title, Windows Defender found a trojan in Nicotine+.exe
I doubt this is real but want to make sure before I allow it in Defender.
Can software from github be compromised or is this false alarm?
I've been able to open it just 3 days ago
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To clear up the situation: We package Nicotine+ for Windows using PyInstaller, which essentially bundles required Python files and Nicotine+ into a package. There's also a bootloader included that launches the program, common for all programs using PyInstaller. When someone uses PyInstaller to spread malware, anti-virus vendors flag the whole bootloader as malicious, causing trouble for us and others using PyInstaller.
I'm not sure what to do about the situation in the long run, but AV-vendors have repeatedly shown us that they don't care about improving the situation. Signing the Windows builds would help the situation somewhat, but it's expensive for a small FOSS project like this.
In the meantime, the unstable Nicotine+ builds should yield less false positives.