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Offline thanosmaravel

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Generic Mapping Tools / IDP.Generic
« on: July 12, 2022, 10:31:47 AM »
Hi! I am trying to use a piece of scientific software - https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/gmt

It is from a well-regarded source, widely-used. However, both me and a friend are getting an IDP.Generic alarm, particularly when running the .bat in \gmt6\share\doc\examples\ex01 (of the windows 64 installation). The file blamed is \gmt6\bin\gmt.exe, which passes both local scan and virustotal scan (https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f70e276b6e2827fa84bd2e82b849eaf353b0680081b68bb1673348a6ecc2592d) in a vacuum. The issue only appears on runtime!

The alert ID is 5e2b72de8c1d/2022-07-12T08:11:03.351Z

Is this a false positive?

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Re: Generic Mapping Tools / IDP.Generic
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2022, 10:59:51 AM »

Offline thanosmaravel

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Re: Generic Mapping Tools / IDP.Generic
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2022, 01:22:31 PM »
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Is this a false positive?

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=14433.msg1289438#msg1289438

Would that provide me with confirmation on if it's a false positive? That's the goal here, since I don't in fact know if it is.

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Re: Generic Mapping Tools / IDP.Generic
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2022, 02:31:05 PM »
That is why it say «report a suspected ……»

You report and find out when you recive the answer


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Re: Generic Mapping Tools / IDP.Generic
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2022, 11:09:22 PM »
Not malicious per se, GMT.exe is undesirable software and adware as such.
Read here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/GMT.exe-1883.html

Wait for a final verdict by avast team, as it comes with their definitions. 'IDP generic' means that the detection was performed by an Identity Protection detection component of your antivirus and it is a generalized file that got detected. It is an identification used by av-vendors to denote a identity theft program (executable), as IDP stands for Identity Detection Protection. But as said also by Pondus, you should wait for a final answer from the horse's mouth, that is an avast team member.

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