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MB detects a harmless program I wrote as a threat


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MachineLearning/Anomalous.97%, C:\USERS\ATCAR\ONEDRIVE\DESKTOP\TEXTNARRATOR.EXE, No Action By User, 0, 392687, 1.0.48344, , shuriken, , DEB2CC640AE1CBBA13F96BED34724407, 92266622728D276CD79BFD7C71B7C608DE039F7555828DA5CDD43D5F8A106024

 

The log file doesn't shed any light on why it believes it is a threat. This program is a little free, open source program I made for educational purposes to help other C# programmers. It uses Windows Speech Synthensis to read text aloud and can output speech to .wav files and do a few other things. It's free and open source on Github, found here:
https://github.com/atcarter714/TextNarrator

 

This program is completely harmless and kind of fun to play around with, haha. Review the source if you want, there's nothing dangerous about it at all. Install it on a virtual machine and test it if you're extra paranoid.

 

Any idea why it would mistake this program as being a threat? And how can I force MB to ignore it?

 

Regards,

atcarter

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Hi,

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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