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Not a Bug Tried to download latest version got a Trojan alert!

Discussion in 'Showcase Resolved Bug Reports' started by CoZmicShReddeR, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    Category: Trojan

    Description: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.

  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This is a FALSE POSTIVE. I mentioned this in the EMAIL that I sent out 2 days ago.
  3. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    Yeah but why would it do that if it's just a website addon?? I'm not really buying that... Sorry. I mean what is it seeing in the script to do that?? I have never had an issue like this with anything else...
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its a CONFIRMED FALSE POSITIVE. 1000's of developers to include GOOGLE developers have been reporting this to Microsoft for months now.

    Feel free to run the Zip Archive through this TESTER if you don't believe it: https://live.metascan-online.com/#!/scan-file It will come back CLEAN, because it IS clean.
  5. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    I'm just curious which particular file is setting it off?? Is it something that bounces back to your website for you to verify they are the true license holder?? Or your not sure why it's doing this?? I just know how things like that can turn ugly if I just assume someone who I do not know personally tells me it's ok and I am just supposed to believe them....

  6. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its being randomly setoff by ZIP Archives in general. Its not anything IN the Zip Archive itself, its a FALSE POSITIVE that is randomly being thrown by MS Windows Defender Only.

    No. its a problem with MS Windows Defender randomly reporting a false positive on a zip archive. Its been going on for months now. They (MS) have not released a patch yet.

    I DO know about it and have mentioned more than once that its a FALSE POSITIVE. This is extremely common with MS Windows Defender and has been an issue with them for YEARS now.

    That is why I said if you don't believe me (which is your choice), then run it through the online scanner that I posted. You should be doing this ANYWAY with ANY Zip Archive you download. MS Defender is not even remotely reliable.
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  7. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    Ok thank you for your explanation! ;) I do understand about false positives... I take it would do the same if you used 7 zip for the file?
  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Yes. I actually tested several different compressions a few days ago using 7 zip and could get MS Defender (by having someone like you test it) to trip a false positive on archives with empty text files (was using the linux command line version tho as I don't have any windows machines, I only use Unix, BSD and Linux).
  9. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    Windows defender is detected malware at showcase 2.5.4.

    is there same problem anyone?

  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its safe. It is a false positive. If it makes you feel safer, just run a rescan of it or run it through a scanner (this is the one I use which scans it with 43 of the top scanners: https://live.metascan-online.com/#!/scan-file

    EDIT: Merged threads
  11. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    I was just attempting to downloaded Showcase 2.6.0 when Windows Defender blocked it as it was downloading...
  12. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Last edited: May 29, 2016
  13. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    Hey sorry I must have forgotten but really when you/me haven't updated something in a long while and you see this it does immediately raise red flags not thinking about if the author was aware or if the issue was a false positive or if the issue was fixed or not cannot expect customers to know or always remember especially if their getting old and senile ... :eek:;)

    Just to anyone else that reads this I did re-scan it with a well trusted malware scanner Malware-bytes and it didn't find anything.
  14. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Totally understandable. I really hope that MS gets it removed soon as it drives me NUTS lol @Regs found a way to keep Defender Enabled, but bypass downloads from here (so it won't set the alarm off) and then just manually scan it with your favorite scanner.
  15. CoZmicShReddeR

    CoZmicShReddeR New Member Showcase

    You'll be better off finding another java script or creating something new before they answer you! I been trying to get my Hijacked Skype account back for years but they keep giving me a run around they just don't give a shit!I complained so much they disabled my account that they said I couldn't prove was mine! ;(
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  16. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    To bypass Defender tripping when downloading Bob's stuff, simply create a new folder anywhere that you'll remember and have easy access to.

    Then open up defender and go into settings... you are going to add an exclusion: Folder ... add the folder you just created and hit save.

    Now whenever you want to download from here, save to this folder and you won't have any problems.


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