win32: trojan-gen, on my own program??

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Seems Avast has decided that a program i wrote is infected with a trojan. :rolleyes:

I've let it delete the .exe, but as soon as i started to compile it again, it throws up the resident protection telling me that the .exe is infected :confused:

I'm running a boot-time scan to be sure, but.. surely it must a wierd repeat false positive? :(

Any thoughts?..


(oh and no I didnt write a trojan :D)
 
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I've had the same with other AV software when I was writing code to edit .swf files. I am not familiar with your AV SW, but can you not just tell it to ignore certain directories?
 

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What's the code your compiling? It must have something similar to viruses in it.

You aren't packing it with UPX or something are you?
 
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As it stands it's some very simple Win32 code, compiled on Visual C++. Completely bog standard window creation. It's just a tad confusing that it would flag that specifically when other execs (which build upon exactly the same code) are ignored.

The boot-time scan came up with nothing. Now that i'm back in windows it's happy to compile and run without being flagged.

Just have to call this one a wierd false positive and move on I think.

Many thanks for the responses :)
 
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I've heard of some viruses infecting the compiler which injects it's code into the finished program. Sounds like a false positive though, which can happen.
 
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