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VirusTotal: Avira marks a Delphi built executable als false positive

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/06

Found out yesterday that Avira marks one of many Delphi 10.1 built executables as false positive; submitted, but VirusTotal shows it as false positive:

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4 Responses to “VirusTotal: Avira marks a Delphi built executable als false positive”

  1. Avira has been flagging Delphi executables as infected for a long time. I’ve already reported several (20+) over the last year or a little more. It also flags, from times to times, installers (.EXEs) created with InnoSetup. Too bad that they can’t just fix their heuristic engine….

    • jpluimers said

      I already had that impression, but could not substantiate from it as I had not used Avira for quite a while. Thanks for substantiating it.

  2. John said

    And this is VERY problematic because Google is using VirusTotal as one of its source and can block a complete web-site for Chrome and Firefox users, just because it is linking to a perfectly legitimate software. This happened to multiple Delphi / C++ Builder vendors lately, blocking more than 71% of our traffic for more than 48 hours, without any explanation or reliable way to revert their decision. See the “most official” thread of the ongoing problem: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/CThwZ6Oq9Ck;context-place=starred
    Here is a list of our findings: https://en.delphipraxis.net/topic/360-any-other-delphi-download-tagged-as-harmful-download-from-google/?do=findComment&comment=2874
    We are trying to raise awareness of this issue as it is highly problematic for independent software vendors.

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