Malwarebytes flags qdbusviewer-qt5.exe as Adware.Elex malware

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I am using the following version of cygwin on a Windows 7 computer:

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-6.1 e250 2.6.0(0.304/5/3) 2016-08-31 14:27 i686 Cygwin

Why does Malwarebytes v2.2.1.1043 flag this file:

C:\cygwin\usr\x86_64-w64-mingw32\sys-root\mingw\bin\qdbusviewer-qt5.exe (see attached zip file for compressed copy of actual file)

as Adware.Elex malware?


When I run the file through VirusTotal, Malwarebytes is the only anti-virus scanner that flags this file. None of the other 60 AV scanners flag it.


Although nothing is impossible, it seems unusual that a file sourced by an installation of cygwin would contain malware. This likelihood that the file actually contains malware is even less when 60 other AV scanners do not find the malware.


MWB versus other AV programs.jpg

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