Re: [code] [textadept] Symantec endpoint reporting

From: Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:46:20 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Toba,

On Mon, 7 Sep 2015, Balint Torok wrote:

> Hello!
>
> I have just downloaded the new 8.2 version of Textadept (for Windows) and
> the Symantec endpoint reported it as a security risk:
>
> Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
> Event: Security Risk Found!
> Security risk detected: WS.Reputation.1
> File: C:\textadept_8.2.win32\textadept-curses.exe
>
> The same has happened for textadept.exe.
> I hope that its only a positive false...

Yes it is a false positive. This has come up in the past and I should add
an FAQ entry. I suspect lots of malware comes in console-exe format, and
since textadept-curses.exe runs in the console (unusual for text editors
on Windows!) it is mistakenly flagged.

Cheers,
Mitchell

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Received on Mon 07 Sep 2015 - 13:46:20 EDT

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