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Offline Petr Macal

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Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« on: March 30, 2020, 03:32:46 PM »
Dear Avast staff,

I am an author of specialized software for car sellers called Autopublisher. I am currently trying to release new minor version 3.1.0, but Avast blames me that there is a threat inside and I am unable to build it in any way (except killing the Avast service completely).

It is an Electron application written in Javascript, the build is processed using electron-build package and it worked all the time (of course the quick 15-sec test was triggered all the time)

I also tried to check out some older tagged versions with Git, with no success.

With disabled Avast service, I was able to build the binary. It was deployed into the AWS to S3 storage accessible with CloudFront CDN via the link below:
https://data.autopublisher.softikon.eu/releases/win/autopublisher.setup.3.1.0.exe

It also seems that the domain is now banned completely :) So nobody using Avast is able to even download the older versions...

Could you help me, what to do, please?

Thank you very much and I wish you a nice day.

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 03:38:27 PM »
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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 09:39:00 AM »
Hi,

your domain and file was cleared and the detection should be disabled in the next update. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

Have a nice day.

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 01:57:28 AM »
I'm experiencing the same, I can't work on my Electron project next to the Avast, really annoying!!!

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 06:13:16 AM »
We as volunteers cannot help you at the forums, you should report directly to avast.

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2022, 10:52:23 AM »
Get a digital certificate bro. It’s impossible to distribute software anymore these days without a digital certificate because some AV will call it malware.

You will have to register a company and the digital certificates are expensive yearly expense but it’s totally worth it if you’re a serious software developer and you won’t have to hear about AV false positives.

The expensive the certificate, the more trust you have. So get one where your company name is mentioned.

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2022, 08:28:39 PM »
Get a digital certificate bro. It’s impossible to distribute software anymore these days without a digital certificate because some AV will call it malware.

You will have to register a company and the digital certificates are expensive yearly expense but it’s totally worth it if you’re a serious software developer and you won’t have to hear about AV false positives.

The expensive the certificate, the more trust you have. So get one where your company name is mentioned.
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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2022, 10:19:29 AM »
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Support: Avast file whitelisting - https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB229#artTitle
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It is impractical to keep sending requests for whitelists, you lose customers who will never come back who might have been your loyal customers for life because of the false positives.

Antiviruses these days work on reputation and not really detect malware anymore. So if you’re a new developer even if your software just displays hello world, it will get flagged as suspicious or malware. The only solution is get a digital certificate.

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2022, 12:47:39 PM »
What is causing the 404 error here? Re: htxps://data.autopublisher.softikon.eu/releases/win/autopublisher.setup.3.1.0.exe
See: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/aae9f5f1ad9156770d77020062e87e8791f8b177c73fa45c488f5d41b046896a/details

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Re: Cannot build an Electron application. False positive?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2022, 02:21:03 PM »
@NTTS "Antiviruses these days work on reputation and not really detect malware anymore."
According to who? Where are you getting your information? Reputation may be helpful but,
that's only one factor. Virus checking still very much alive all though most of it is heuristic.
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