On my home computer, my Anti-virus has been deleting foo_input_dts.dll, even when I tell it to restore the file and leave it alone, it will eventually ding it again. My home system tags it as a reputation thing, essentially claiming that there are so few users using that file, it must be a virus.
I've had this problem on my home system for a while, and I can get around it, but now my work computer (where I have no control over the anti-virus software) has decided it's malware and I can't even reinstall it. The software at work flags it as Gen:Variant.Razy.361336 - whatever that means.
Any insight would be helpful.
False positive. I don't have a code signing certificate, so software has to build a reputation to bow to the Antivirus Overlords.
Here's the VirusTotal report, if you don't believe me:
: You only tested the .fb2k-component file. The .dll does unfortunately get some false positives, even among major suppliers.
Apparently, I shouldn't be enabling debugging info in my releases (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38573708/vs2015-executable-become-virus-with-potential-solution-but-dont-know-why), even though it's the only way to trace crashes from user crash logs, other than rebuilding a local copy with debugging info, then manually adding code offsets to the load address and tracing in a debugger.
I'm deleting the component from everywhere it's published. Clearly, Peter needs to add his own DTS support to the application, using FFMPEG, and clearly, it will be better than anything I can offer.
Why delete? Does it do any harm except an odd question now and then?
It is a false positive that I have no idea how to solve, because I'm not a member of the antivirus cartel.
Still: "Why delete?"
You solve false positive issues by reporting them to the anti-virus company that makes the mistake. In this case most of the hits come from Bitdefender engine.
I for one will definitely keep it around unless, like you say, really some better solution becomes available.
I don't even know how to report false positives to Bitdefender. I'll get right on that.
E: Well, I'll get on it when I have my dev machine up and running again.
Why should you have to remove your component just because anti-virus software doesn't know what it's doing?
I was just being overly dramatic, is all. It's back up, with the same description. And apparently, someone has already submitted it to Bitdefender as a false positive, as it's only popping up in some obscure anti-virus software that don't really provide a mechanism for reporting false positives.