Joined: 28 Jan 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Do you have any 'printf()' calls in your code for console app?
If not -- try adding some -- AV engines do not like 'silent' console app.
I had a strange case like that -- last year.
My app, which triggered AVs was about 12K in size.
Joined: 09 Aug 2005
Location: Usono (aka, USA)
I wasn't going to bring it up again since I thought it was obvious, but here's yet another example (taken from High Level Languages -> gif libraries / examples?):
EDIT#3: I had to first "restore" (SmallerC's) smlrpp.exe out of MS Security Essentials' quarantine because they suck. Very annoying (yet again), but they're far from the only overzealous antivirus. If anything, they probably penalize smaller .EXEs more than others since those are easier to hide or disseminate.
I never have this problem. Perhaps, because my Smaller C project directory is excluded from search?
Yeah, lots of pain (re: SmallerC) with several antiviruses. Frankly, its embarrassing that they keep flagging it with bad heuristics (they'll flag almost anything as "generic" trojan). Though I've had the same problems with about a dozen other compilers. Nothing is safe from false positives.
Anybody punishing you for something you didn't do is not worth your time. Don't use their products, don't give them the time of day. (But do report false positives, if possible, don't let them get away with it!) If any end user is dumb enough to trust a heuristic saying "possible generic trojan", then they aren't worth keeping around either. It's just too stupid trying to cater to impossibly-bad standards.
Is it good to work around such problems? In theory, yes, but with so many bad antiviruses, I seriously feel it's almost impossible. It's very sad and frustrating. I understand that security is important, but billions of false positives? The cure is worse than the disease!
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