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Good morning,

I'm using Visual Studio 2015 to create a generic VB executable that works with Excel. The software uses Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel as its interface. After creating the .exe file and running Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes marks the .exe file as being infected with machinelearning/anomalous.96% and deletes it. I have created other .exe files using that Excel interface that pass the Malwarebytes scan just fine. What gives?

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Impossible to say without the file or virustotal Link. Something is not common with the file.

 

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The file name in question was PFB_Excel_Template.exe. I changed the file name to PFB_ XLS_Tmp.exe and the scan did NOT find the machinelearning/anomalous.96% error.

Is the name Excel Template something looked for in the heuristics scan?

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The name should not make a difference. It may have learned its a fp already. Try naming it back and see. 

 

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