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Author Topic: wsjt-x virus reported by Norton and virustotal.com  (Read 828 times)
WXSHAM
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« on: November 28, 2018, 05:51:19 PM »

Anyone else getting virus reports from their AV for the 2.0.0 rc5 version ?

It gets removed when I download by Norton and I downloaded then had www.virustotal.com scan it and it had 2 reported detections.

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N8YX
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 07:31:04 PM »

On which pages/sections of the site?
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WXSHAM
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 07:14:48 AM »

On which pages/sections of the site?

This download link https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-2.0.0-rc5-win32.exe
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N8YX
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 07:55:31 AM »

On which page is that link, and what is it supposed to be?
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NE1U
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 09:27:29 AM »

I clicked the link, waited for the download, Windows Defender checked it & found no problem.

Some AVs scan for code bits that directly access the hardware & other such peculiaraities ... and things like that.

This concern comes up from time to time & shows up on various forums. If the source was from something other than princeton.edu there could be concern.
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WXSHAM
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 05:09:17 AM »

I clicked the link, waited for the download, Windows Defender checked it & found no problem.

Some AVs scan for code bits that directly access the hardware & other such peculiaraities ... and things like that.

This concern comes up from time to time & shows up on various forums. If the source was from something other than princeton.edu there could be concern.

If it was just one AV detecting it it wouldn't be concerning but there are 3 engines detecting it.  Upload the file to virustotal.com 2 engines report it there one reports it with actual malware.

I think my Norton AV triggered on reputation only.
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OK4FX
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 07:37:01 AM »

If you scan url https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-2.0.0-rc5-win32.exe on virustotal.com then all antivirus engines show 'Clean'.
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WXSHAM
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 09:46:36 AM »

If you scan url https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-2.0.0-rc5-win32.exe on virustotal.com then all antivirus engines show 'Clean'.

If you scan by url it comes up clean but if you actually download the file and then upload that to scan that file it shows 2 detections one with malware.
(I've tested this on two machines just to make sure it wasn't my machine infecting it Smiley )
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WXSHAM
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 09:57:02 AM »

On which page is that link, and what is it supposed to be?

That link shows up on this page
https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

It is supposed to be the beta 2.0.0 rc5 release for wsjt-x thats required for any of the new arrl contests.

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