Author Topic: Why Does my AV/Security Software Say MusicBee Contains a Virus?  (Read 9264 times)


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Neither MusicBee nor any of its components are infected with Trojans or viruses. If you downloaded MB from the downloads page of the MusicBee website you can rest assured that what you are installing is clean.

False positives are thrown from various Antivirus applications, most notably Avast. However, other security applications have sometimes flagged MB with a false positive. Sometimes the false positive is thrown when there's a Windows update. Or an update to Windows Defender.

Most often it’s the bass*.dll files that cause the flag to be thrown due to the way the bass developer compresses the files. It’s up to the security software vendors to scan his site to whitelist the official dll files. Or it could be MusicBee.exe that's being flagged incorrectly.

There are some things you can do when your AV/Security application says there’s a virus:

1- Add the -entire- MB directory to the whitelist of your security application. If you don’t know how to do that contact the AV application’s developer or find a forum for it.

2- Notify the AV developer of the fact that their software is showing false positives for MusicBee. And that they need to update the definition file.

3- For peace of mind, go to and run musicbee.exe through their system. It will check to see if a virus exists through 60-70 online security applications. It’s nothing to be concerned about if one or two show an issue. An easy way to check the thirty or so bass*.dll files is to create a zip file of them all and run that through VirusTotal.
Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 02:08:04 AM 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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