Alguimist wrote: ↑
30 Jan 2019, 22:33
DRocks wrote: ↑
26 Oct 2018, 05:29
Hello Alguimist, for the first time Windows10 antimalware started detecting a trojan when executing WinSpy? I've been using it for the last year and now they say its not safe... any clue what could make it say that?
If this occurs, run WinSpy from the script, which is in the same folder of the executables.
Bensley wrote: ↑
29 Oct 2018, 04:17
I think to completely replace all other similar tools you should add an option that uses active window as a default window to extract information from and real time mouse position (screen and Awindow coordinates).
Mouse position (relative to screen, window, client) is displayed in WinSpy when you move the drag tool, except in Compact Mode. As for the way by which a window/control is selected, I am convinced that the drag-and-release approach is more convenient: it doesn't require the target window to be active and the press of a key to freeze that information in the display.
I think it might be possible that non-experts or laymen see the word "spy" in the name of your software and false flag
it. Then lazy
anti-virus or malware companies put your software on their list. Various other bigger companies copy those lists,
and tag the software too. A very bad circle jerk happens, where software that should not be on malware lists, get put on. And if Google gets a hold of your software name on such a list, they exponentially make the problem worse, by putting your software and/or website on their blacklist (which they are very reluctant to take off).
The only way to counter this is to report
this false flagging and false positives to the bigger companies, Microsoft being one of them. When reported to Microsoft as a false positive, their experts see that and take your software off their lists. I've actually seen various version of Windows Defender, tag the software as malware, and then subsequently versions not do so. Clearly, there is some flawed mechanism at work, where the program repeatedly gets put on and then taken off their lists. I can say that reporting false positives
to Microsoft does work
, for specific versions of software released. If an updated version of software is made, people might need to resubmit their software again to Microsoft for analysis.
To report a false positive to Microsoft, everyone can help
by doing this-
(Report False Positives To Microsoft Or Submit Software For Analysis)
If a "Home Customer" select that.
You don't have to sign in, so can press "Skip"
At the Submit A File screen
Code: Select all
Do you believe this file contains malware?
No — this file has been incorrectly detected
And select the file you wish to submit