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Offline unit.guardian

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Syncthing Avast False Positive?
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:09:37 PM »
Hello,

There is an opensource application I use to sync files called "Syncthing" and Avast comes on every once in a while and claims its infected. This happens on multiple workstations but scanning with multiple antivirus and anti malware gets zero results. Nothing is put in to quarantine. Looks like a false positive but even after updates the prompts remain or come on intermittently.   



How do you make this stop..

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Re: Syncthing Avast False Positive?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 01:06:17 AM »
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Re: Syncthing Avast False Positive?
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Re: Syncthing Avast False Positive?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 02:16:38 PM »
You should normally get a response in a day or two.
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Re: Syncthing Avast False Positive?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 05:18:50 PM »
Same issue here with a Windows APP

https://github.com/Bill-Stewart/SyncthingWindowsSetup/releases

If I test the EXE with Avast I get zero infects. During installation I got different issues as false-Positive. If I switch off Avast for 10 minutes and install the software and switch on Avast all is running well.