AVAST says latest release is a virus??

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Skrell
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AVAST says latest release is a virus??

13 Sep 2015, 10:04

I've never gotten this before and I've been using autohotkey for YEARS...did something change with the latest release or is it possible this site has been compromised??
gregster
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Re: AVAST says latest release is a virus??

13 Sep 2015, 10:14

Search the forum. Especially AVAST is notorious for creating false positives with AHK.
Skrell
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Re: AVAST says latest release is a virus??

13 Sep 2015, 10:26

gregster wrote:Search the forum. Especially AVAST is notorious for creating false positives with AHK.
i figured that...but i've never had this happen before ...kinda freaked me out :(
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Drainx1
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Re: AVAST says latest release is a virus??

13 Sep 2015, 11:48

Just for reference: http://blog.malwaremustdie.org/2015/08/ ... t-vbe.html
Autoit and ahk are in the same boat, both being used for malicious activities, though all languages (only a handful aren't because they can't do much, like brainfuk) are used for malicious purposes.
The is no avoiding it, and for AV companies to disassemble and pattern-ize the truly malicious ones (like above) would require a lot of work from the AV companys, which they don't want to do.
just me
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Re: AVAST says latest release is a virus??

14 Sep 2015, 04:45

The answer from Avira also blocking the installer:
Datei ID Dateiname Größe (Byte) Ergebnis
28609104 AutoHotkey112206_...ll.exe 2.93 MB FALSE POSITIVE
28609543 AutoHotkey112206_...xe.exe 338 KB CLEAN
28609544 AutoHotkey112206_...it.bin 688 KB CLEAN
28609545 AutoHotkey112206_...py.exe 798 KB CLEAN
28609546 AutoHotkey112206_...ey.chm 1.32 MB CLEAN
28609547 AutoHotkey112206_...32.exe 774.5 KB CLEAN
28609548 AutoHotkey112206_...32.exe 897.5 KB CLEAN
28609549 AutoHotkey112206_...64.exe 1.09 MB CLEAN
28609550 AutoHotkey112206_...up.exe 847 KB CLEAN
28609551 AutoHotkey112206_...it.bin 808 KB CLEAN
28609552 AutoHotkey112206_...it.bin 1003.5 KB CLEAN
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MilesAhead
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Re: AVAST says latest release is a virus??

14 Sep 2015, 17:00

Another that always seems to flag 3 or 4 of mine is ClamWin. If my site scores 0/63 using VirusTotal extension in FF and chrome, as it just did now, it is because ClamWin is not in the list. :)

Always the flagged utilities were either written in ahk or autoit3.
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