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Problem with Windows Defender

Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:31 am

This morning, when creating an installer for a .NET 5 application I wrote, I had the surprise to receive a message from Windows Defender.
See the attached screenshot for the full message.
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Re: Problem with Windows Defender

Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:42 pm

Hello Patrick,

Most likely, that is a false positive report.

Most information about this topic can be found in our "False positive virus detection" article.

Unfortunately, the only solution for this is to submit the setup for a false positive report to the respective AntiVirus vendor.

We do this ourselves before each release as well (e.g. scanning every EXE, DLL, etc. using VirusTotal and, in case of a false positive report, we submit to the respective vendor).

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Catalin Gheorghe - Advanced Installer Team
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