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Open source game launcher and plugin system flagged as malware


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This detection is in error. 

The software in question is a compilation of the source code on https://github.com/goatcorp/Dalamud which is distributed as a build on https://github.com/goatcorp/dalamud-distrib .

I'm involved with the development and we typically see false positives from other antivirus/antimalware software because we package EasyHook and support to download third-party mods/plugins. All of the work is open source and builds are provided for ease of distribution to users.

Pasted below is the advanced detection log.


-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 4/7/21
Protection Event Time: 6:07 PM
Log File: bf29ca20-9806-11eb-ad27-1c1b0d943f48.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.1251
Update Package Version: 1.0.39209
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 19042.906)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Malware Details-
File: 1
MachineLearning/Anomalous.94%, C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\XIVLauncher\addon\Hooks\\Dalamud.Injector.exe, Quarantined, 0, 392687, 1.0.39209, , shuriken, , 8BF4BC1458D16F7D7D9A5DED72675AB8, E7FF288A74215BA52DCBE355541513ADCEDA2D44BDE0FF9320473B9D3DC525EE


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This is detected by our MachineLearning engine, which helps to protect even better against 0day threats. Unfortunately, as this is a heuristic engine, it's possible False Positives happen. Also see here for more explanation: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/238670-machinelearninganomalous-detections-and-explanation/
Thanks for reporting these, as this helps to finetune the engine, so these won't be detected in the future anymore.

This should be fixed by now. Please give it some time (max 10 minutes) in order to have it populate, so detection won't happen anymore.


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