interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

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interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

Post by Tohuwabohuix » 2020-11-20, 22:07

To all fans of viruses, false positives, doomsday conspiracy theories et cetera.

I have really sad news for you guys. There is no virus in interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer.exe ... :-( :-o ;-) :lol:


E-Mail answer from Avast:

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Subject: ... Avast: False positive file interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer.exe ...

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting Avast with your concerns.

Our virus specialists have been working on this problem and the provided file has been whitelisted.

For future reference you might also find the following articles to be useful:
- Avast Threat Labs - Clean guidelines: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/228/
- Avast Threat Labs - Mobile application clean guidelines: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/151/


Best Regards

...

Avast Customer Care


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Re: interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

Post by Moonchild » 2020-11-20, 22:41

... just in time for it to be superseded by the next version. Which may again be a false positive if they just whitelisted this one particular file.
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Re: interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

Post by Tohuwabohuix » 2020-11-20, 23:02

Moonchild wrote:
2020-11-20, 22:41
... just in time for it to be superseded by the next version. Which may again be a false positive if they just whitelisted this one particular file.
Um! Interlink & Avast - is something actually emerging tenderly between'em like a love story that never ends? ;)
 
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Re: interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-11-21, 02:36

Well you can either trust me that my shit ain't actually infected or you can believe the scare tactics of anti-software companies that it is so badly infected because their AI heuristics and huge hash tables say it is until one of their meat puppets get around to taking a gander.

Don't worry though, I will wear a face mask when I make the next release and socially distance from the build server.
Not so much safety first as it is stupidity last.
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Re: interlink-52.9.7606.win32.installer - VIRUS buggered off since confirmed as false positive!!! [solved]

Post by Tohuwabohuix » 2020-11-21, 16:04

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2020-11-21, 02:36
Well you can either trust me that my shit ain't actually infected or ...
Trust, but verify!                        (quotation-source)

Well, I certainly trust you that your product is not in the clutches of any pandemic ;) - that's exactly why I filed a false positive objection to Avast in favor of Interlink installer. This was the way to install Interkink without a complaining antivirus.

But I think Moonchild is right when he notes
Moonchild wrote:
2020-11-20, 22:41
... to be superseded by the next version. Which may again be a false positive if they just whitelisted this one particular file ...
That's the stupid thing about antivirus programs - unfortunately you need them, but sometimes they piss you off.
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2020-11-21, 02:36
Don't worry though, I will wear a face mask when I make the next release and socially distance from the build server.
That's by far not enough! You may only operate your computer keyboard with disinfected hands in clinically clean protective gloves - and ideally in a clean dust-free room within a hermetically isolated high-security bunker :!: :P
 
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