2.16.2 registers as virus laden in Norton Security

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Kevin

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Sep 17, 2019, 8:08:28 PM9/17/19
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Norton Security shows every executable and DLL in GEDKeeper 2.16.2 (downloaded from SourceForge) is infected with "WS.Reputation.1". This is in the Windows setup as well as the portable version.

Sergey Zhdanovskih

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Sep 18, 2019, 3:35:25 AM9/18/19
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Sergey Zhdanovskih

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Sep 18, 2019, 3:36:51 AM9/18/19
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"WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques."

Sergey Zhdanovskih

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Sep 18, 2019, 3:42:11 AM9/18/19
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Judging by the forums, the main reason is obviously that all the files are not digitally signed.

brigadir15

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Sep 18, 2019, 6:57:44 AM9/18/19
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> Norton Security shows every executable and DLL in GEDKeeper 2.16.2
> (downloaded from SourceForge) is infected with "WS.Reputation.1". This is
> in the Windows setup as well as the portable version.
Don't trust your antivirus software.  Don't event blindly trust the
source code GEDKeeper has on GitHub.  Download it, review and build
the code by yourself!

I hate modern antivirus software.  After Kaspersky Lab's s...
**silently** removed Far file manager (several years ago) from my work
place's machine and then dropped openssl package's stuff (recently), I
just hate it.  Their recent movement to replace certificates on the
fly is just another pathetic attempt to make you feel secure, but it's
a fictive protection.  Norton (yes, I used this too) ain't better than
Kaspersky.  Just as all other modern "antivirus" software.

Sergey Zhdanovskih

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Sep 18, 2019, 7:22:47 AM9/18/19
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I hate modern antivirus software...

At different times, I used Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, and AVG. And all of them occasionally deleted my files, did not allow innocent programs to run, or even deleted individual program files without question in the service distributions of our company. This is a particularly cruel joke on their part - when the corporate version does this anywhere and silently. And then we go to the customer with the broken distras ... So I have a long, long bill for these false positives
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