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False positive on metamath.exe


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The following executable

http://us2.metamath.org/metamath/metamath.exe (661008 bytes)

was flagged by malwarebytes here:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/98d292206a3e23ef2d2476aa600ad1ddf7118343c01595ca42be78d2d8de0c2d/detection

The metamath.exe program is open source (source code available in http://us2.metamath.org/downloads/metamath.zip )

and was compiled with LCC-Win32, version of 5-Feb-2013, with the command "lc -O m*.c -o metamath.exe".  The compiled version matches the sha256sum in the link above.

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Our engine format and configuration in VirusTotal is different than our products' default configuration. In VirusTotal we use a command-line engine with more aggressive detection techniques and heuristics which might detect more than the commercial product. This is the norm with most if not all other antivirus vendors in VirusTotal.

I scanned the file and it is not detected. Thanks for reporting.

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Thank you for responding.  However, are you saying you will do nothing to fix the false positive with your "more aggressive detection techniques and heuristics"?  Because your false positive has been made public on VirusTotal, my website was shut down by the hosting provider, and people are now hesitant to use my program.  This is a serious matter.

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