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Ian

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Message 70530 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 10:28:30 UTC

After running for a few days Norton has stopped all of task saying they contain virus Heur.AdvMLC Now have no cpn task left
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Glenn Carver

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Message 70533 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 11:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 70530.  

Hi Ian,

Thanks for reporting.

I created the new 8.29 app and it also tripped my McAfee. I have reported it as a false positive to McAfee which they have accepted. I will look at Norton as well.

The name of the virus 'Heur.AdvMLC' suggests they have matched it heuristically, in other words, it 'looked like', or, 'behaves like a virus'. Unfortunately, boinc apps can look like malware; they download executables & other files, use alot of system resource and run for a long time, even though they are not.

I run multiple AV systems (Defender & McAfee) on my development PC. They do not report any malware. The code did not change much between v8.29 and v8.24. I'm not going to tell you to ignore your AV system but from my point of view the application is safe.

CPDN are looking at how best to prevent this in the future.

Hope that helps.
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Message 70534 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 11:58:34 UTC - in response to Message 70533.  

I've now reported this to Norton as a false positive detection. I'll let you know what response I get.
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