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NVDA 2022.1 false positive (Malware.Heuristic.1001)


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Please see the Virus Total result page at: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/dd2996ce99517af4578d079d618a4bb4061fc0e6493513917eecc2cdf3e88575

 

Which reports a false positive of "Malware.Heuristic.1001" for NVDA 2022.1

You can find a direct link to the file here: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2022.1/nvda_2022.1.exe

Which is from the release announcement here: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2022-1/

 

I'm not impressed that I have to create an account to report something for which every other AV vendor has either a page or an email address to report to.  Please consider helping your users by making it easier to report.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

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@NVAccess

The file you refer to is not detected by the installed versions of Malwarebytes.

The engine format and configuration in VirusTotal is different than the consumer and corporate products’ default configuration. In VirusTotal Malwarebytes uses a command-line engine with different configuration and detection techniques/heuristics which might detect more than the commercial product. There are also false-positive suppression mechanisms in the commercial product which are not present in the command-line engine in VirusTotal.

This will eventually fix itself in Virustotal as well, as Malwarebytes has no control over this. Virus Total is having trouble reaching Malwarebytes cloud.

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