Author Topic: MusicBee reported as virus/trojan  (Read 44898 times)

robojock

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Hi,

I just download musicbee 3.0 from your website installed it and starting scanning some folders and windows defender started giving me alot of warnings this is the message that i got




Pingaware

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Read through the thread and you'll find out it's a false positive
Bold words in my posts are links unless expressly stated otherwise.

robojock

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Read through the thread and you'll find out it's a false positive

I have read through the thread, i just thought to add a screenshot with the warnings as windows defender is pointing to wavpack.exe

Steven

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its true i updated wavpack.exe to the latest from hydrogenaud.io
if i create a new release package using the old wavpack.exe will you confirm the warning no longer occurs?

Steven

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i just ran wavpack.exe through virustotal and it comes up completely clean.
i would still like for someone to try using a new musicbee release package that uses the old wavpack.exe
i will prepare that tomorrow

phred

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I'd be happy to try out a new release package.  But given the fact that I don't use Defender, which seems to be the biggest offender, my test might not be what you're looking for.
Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 09:55:53 PM by phred
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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robojock

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its true i updated wavpack.exe to the latest from hydrogenaud.io
if i create a new release package using the old wavpack.exe will you confirm the warning no longer occurs?

I would be happy to assist too

Steven

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robojock

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I don't get anymore warnings with windows defender, although i do get a windows smartscreen warning which i didn't before but at least windows defender doesn't flag wavpack as a virus anymore.

Steven

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thanks for checking it.
smartscreen is a reputation filter and will stop once a number of people have downloaded and run it.
I will update the main download page tomorrow with this new release package

edit:
just to be clear, my view is that wavpack.exe is fine, and and its still a false positive

hribek25

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I faced the same issue (Trojan) and can confirm that repacked installation file is fine. Tested right now.

Steven

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i have updated the main downloads page and also the Latest Version topic with updated links to the new release package

BRAINS

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I just want to let you know Avast is recognizing MusicBee beta as a virus. I downloaded the beta version from a link Steven himself sent me in my last thread.  Upon extraction to program files, Avast automatically scanned for suspicious files but found nothing.  Now today, I click my MusicBee shortcut and Avast "Cybercapture" opens and puts MusicBee.exe in quarantine even though I said trust this file.  Avast has always been my go to anti-virus because it's been pretty good at detecting real viruses, so this is strange...

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I just want to let you know Avast is recognizing MusicBee beta as a virus.

Thanks for reporting this, but...

This has been a known Avast issue for many years now.
It is related to some 'deepscan' or 'deepscreen' feature it has.
You should disable that for MusicBee.

But more importantly, this is not a MusicBee issue.
It is an annoying Avast issue.

Any user experiencing this, please report/complain about this at Avast. Not here.
Avast should have addressed this a long time ago already.

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I stickied this topic, since it has come up so often.  Should I move it to bugs?  Sometimes it's reported there.
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