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Paint.net installation files detected as trojans


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Hello! I tested installation files of Paint.net with Virus Total. It detects some viruses in installation files from some chinese antiviruses and malwarebytes.

 

Is this false positive?

Or a real threat?

 

Web installer

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/823a63e4d392a1dfc164e132906cb2873e5ed0026bfcc2298a213f83b2f0c5c2/summary

 

x86

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/fbdc21b52562f9a67151f79e5ba57b27f801b3b9a7a8f9045234b8c8305c3a59/summary

 

x64

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/70464b26af13495e385b84eae5f856b69e08b62efedd0f5d8c07a33fa72d4af1

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False positive. Most of these false positives are based on heuristics, and they often just detect a self-extracting EXE as a "virus".

 

Windows Defender is the one to trust. Every other AV / anti-malware is really not useful, and often a racket.

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5 minutes ago, Rick Brewster said:

False positive. Most of these false positives are based on heuristics, and they often just detect a self-extracting EXE as a "virus".

 

Windows Defender is the one to trust. Every other AV / anti-malware is really not useful, and often a racket.


It's nice to hear. BTW thank you for this great application.

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