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Virustotal flags binaries as malware. #680

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pyinstaller-tickets-migration opened this Issue Oct 18, 2014 · 2 comments

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pyinstaller-tickets-migration commented Oct 18, 2014

Original date: 2013/03/05
Original reporter: alexandre DOT allaire AND mail DOT mcgill DOT ca

This issue is similar to that described in ticket #603.

According to virustotal.com, several AVs still flag PyInstaller binaries as malware.
The culprits include BitDefender, F-Secure and GData.

This occurs with a simple hello world program. I used the develop branch of
https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller.git to bundle the script, as recommended in
ticket #603. 32-bit Python on Windows 8. Here is a link to the virustotal analysis:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/7a13a05ab5d45a2faf289b4dad0a5be717f503fd012494f008c23596f02a59ff/analysis/1362343285/

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htgoebel commented Oct 18, 2014

Original date: 2013/03/05

The only correct way to deal with antivirus is to report them that they are wrong. If we are working around them, we simply start a cat-and-mouse game that never ends.

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pyinstaller-tickets-migration commented Oct 18, 2014

Original date: 2013/03/07
Original reporter: *david AND bamsoftware DOT COOM *

F-Secure says that they are working on a fix for this.

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