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While working on a Microsoft Visual Studio project, I started getting an error every time the debug option was running. The IDE complaint was that it couldn't find the .exe file. Later on, the Malwarebytes antivirus pops a message telling me that some kind of treat was detected. I checked my packages one by one and found that my embedded browser was triggering the alarm. Ok, my apps are not perfect, but far from malware. I attempted to include a Google Chrome browser instead of the original, which was an Internet Explorer based, with the same results. Resorted to disable the antivirus while working on the IDE. The problem is that, when the product was finished, it still keeps on triggering the alarm. Furthermore, it does so on my other protected devices. This leaves me with a choice between disabling the antivirus or not using my apps. I will appreciate your help on how to solve this.

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Thanks for reporting.


If you are a developer, while building your application,  I suggest you exclude the working/building directory from detection via the exclusion settings in Malwarebytes. This since our Anomaly detection might possibly detect some of the files you are building.
Once the application/project is final and ready to be shared with others, in most cases it won't be detected anymore since it won't be triggered as "anomalous" anymore either.

In case a "final project" is still detected, please let us know (include the sample), so we can add it to our database of known good apps as well to prevent this in the future.

For more information, please read  MachineLearning/Anomalous Detections and Explanation.

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