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curl.exe reported as malware, false positive


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curl.exe for windows reports as malware in MWB. This is a years-old command line utility that was never reported as malware by MWB before a few days ago.

Uploaded to virustotal, only one engine out of 65 (SecureAge APEX) reported as malware.

sha1: 32c084c3535901ac174415e72c2fdba533bb609a

curl is often used in distributed batch files. Having this (newly) marked as malware is causing methods that use this version of curl to fail.

uploaded as curl.zip for those that want to examine.

thanks.

curl.zip

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Thanks for the log. 
I whitelisted the file but you may want to consider turning off the advanced heuristics detection.
Settings>> Security>> Under "scan options" disable "use expert algorithms to identify malicious files"
Normally that setting is not enabled and can be a bit more aggressive than normal.

Can you hit the file with another scan to make sure it looks good on your end?

Thanks!

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