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PascalDragon:

--- Quote from: StandardPascalAdvocate on June 02, 2021, 01:49:30 am ---Is there actual malware in fpc-3.2.2.i386-win32.exe installer or my antivirus detected a false positive? If the former is true, how did the fpc-3.2.2.i386-win32.exe installer get infected?

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AntiVirus systems really like to detect FPC binaries. The binary on SourceForge has the same checksum as the one on our FTP servers and VirusTotal reports that only Avast and AVG detect something. So yes, it's a false positive and you should report it to your AntiVirus vendor.

af0815:
In the past i have always/often to report selfcompiled fpc and it tools to Avira, because the software detects and blocks it. After the reporting in 1 or 2 days it was no problem to compile. I think if the issue is reported, the AV-Provider will update their reporting.

Report, report and report, so the AV-Providers will have a look to get their product less producing positive false.

Now Avira is not useable for me, becaus with the last changes it installs a lot of unwanted software and i can not inhibit this. The Support have checked tis and the official answer was 'It by design'. Ok, with this design i have closed my paid subscription (it too - by design).

StandardPascalAdvocate:
Thanks to both of you for your replies.

Curiously enough, after scanning the Win32 installers for fpc versions 3.0.4 and 3.2.0, which I still keep, Avast Antivirus didn't detect any malware threats. How come this antivirus only detected malware in the Win32 installer for fpc 3.2.2.?

Anyway, I've tried Kaspersky antivirus and it didn't detect any threat in fpc-3.2.2.i386-win32.exe installer, and given Kaspersky antivirus' very good reputation, I suspect the malware detected by Avast Antivirus is a false positive.


PascalDragon:

--- Quote from: StandardPascalAdvocate on June 04, 2021, 04:41:39 am ---Curiously enough, after scanning the Win32 installers for fpc versions 3.0.4 and 3.2.0, which I still keep, Avast Antivirus didn't detect any malware threats. How come this antivirus only detected malware in the Win32 installer for fpc 3.2.2.?
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Because AntiVirus software uses heuristics. The code from 3.2.0 to 3.2.2 changed enough that their heuristics triggered and they don't have the new binaries in their exclusion list, yet.

Blade:

--- Quote from: PascalDragon on June 02, 2021, 09:29:32 am ---AntiVirus systems really like to detect FPC binaries. The binary on SourceForge has the same checksum as the one on our FTP servers and VirusTotal reports that only Avast and AVG detect something. So yes, it's a false positive and you should report it to your AntiVirus vendor.

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I don't think the misidentification and false positives are always just by accident, by these antivirus companies.  Definitely users should report and make it clear that they expect their antivirus product to be accurate and not spewing BS alerts to appear more useful than it actually is.

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