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hutch--:
A perennial problem with the low end of AV software is the generation of false positives with their heuristic scanners. While the high quality end of the AV market rarely ever generates problems of this type, others appear to have never read the Microsoft Portable Executable specifications and attempt to reduce the specification to a subset of what they are able to comprehend.

The MASM32 project over its 10 year history has always been built in an isolated environment from its original source code and it has been installed successfully on millions of computers over that 10 year period without ever having contained a virus or trojan. The example code is supplied in assembler source code format so the content of the binaries that are built from that source code is exhaustively known.

If you have experienced a problem whie installing the MASM32 Project, please report it in this subforum complete with the AV products name, version and any work around or settigs change you have needed to make a successful installation.

AVG has known problems when installing MASM32.
Avira has triggered false positives when installnng MASM32.

Solution, if you cannot set these AV products to avoid false positives, get another one that does.

Vortex:
Hi Hutch,

I am using Avira on my development computer. It's true that it catches some executables in the Masm32 folder but the AV does OK in general. I ignore those false positives.

shantanu_gadgil:

--- Quote from: Vortex on May 26, 2012, 04:02:44 AM ---Hi Hutch,

I am using Avira on my development computer. It's true that it catches some executables in the Masm32 folder but the AV does OK in general. I ignore those false positives.

--- End quote ---

Same here, I too use AVIRA Free edition on my Home PC. It flags a few binaries which, I too, ignore!  :biggrin:

BTW, this is "my post immediately after signup" !!!  8)

Regards,
Shantanu

hutch--:
Hi Shantanu, welcome back.  :t

CodeDog:
Avira will detect anything as a virus or trojan. It's obsessed with false warnings. I now use MSE and i've not come across a single false detection yet in a year of usage. Not a single one, ever, not even in my assembly folder. (It could mean the damn AV is not working at all, who knows) lol..

The reason Avira have the highest detection on the market is because it has the highest false detection on the market as well, if you remove false detections, it will become one of the worst detection AV on the market.

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