Windows 10 Defender warning

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JennyL
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Windows 10 Defender warning

Post by JennyL » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:50 pm

Hello, I am testing the Enigma Virtual Box. After creating the final exe output, and running it, Windows 10 Defender gives a virus warning. Any way to avoid that?

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Re: Windows 10 Defender warning

Post by Enigma » Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:19 pm

Hi, this is known as antivirus false potisitive detection. This happens randomly with no reason and no guaranty that it will or won't happen for a file.

If you need solution while testing - you may add the folder with packed file to exception list of antivirus, so it won't check files in this folder.

If solution is needed for made software, then we recommend the following:
1. Use code signing certificate to digitally sign protected file with OV or EV certificate
2. Submit the packed file to antivirus, specify that it is a false positive detection, ask to fix problem. They usually quickly help. For Windows Defender the submission form is following: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission

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