Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

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u1911
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Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by u1911 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:11 am

Setup_MakeMKV_v1.14.5.exe
One engine detected this file: Jiangmin: Trojan.Generic.bqsr

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/2be ... /detection

How do we know this is a false positive or something dangerous?

Woodstock
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Re: Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by Woodstock » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Do a forum search on "virustotal", and you'll find the answer given many times.

The testers they use are not 100% accurate. If you are at all suspicious, submit the URL to your favorite AV vendor (or the file itself, if they don't accept URLs) for review. Usually you can get an answer within a few hours; the worst I've seen with AVG is 36 hours. CHECK the digital signature on the file, to verify that it matches what's on the website.

If you check, VirusTotal will give different "hits" for "submit URL" and "upload file". The file signature should be identical, either way.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by d00zah » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:48 pm

u1911 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:11 am
Setup_MakeMKV_v1.14.5.exe
One engine detected this file: Jiangmin: Trojan.Generic.bqsr

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/2be ... /detection

How do we know this is a false positive or something dangerous?
The preponderance of reports indicate a clean file. Avast & MBAM both scan the freshly downloaded file clean on my systems. I'm gonna go out on a limb & declare the report an outlier... False Positive. Your call on how you proceed.

u1911
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Re: Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by u1911 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:12 am

Jiangmin said it's a false alarm and they unflagged it.

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Re: Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by Jsauerii » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:21 am

Windows 10 is seeing 1.14.7 as a threat now.

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Re: Virustotal.com detected a malware in MakeMKV v1.14.5.exe

Post by d00zah » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:32 am

Jsauerii wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:21 am
Windows 10 is seeing 1.14.7 as a threat now.
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/886f ... /detection

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