I was able to get around this by disabling my Comodo AV but it makes me wonder what code is/are in these exes/binaries that is making the AV see them as malware? I code, so I'll be fine discussing this at the code level (specific functions, calls to the OS, etc.)


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Probably because they contain mining code (should you want to mine). Also because we don't code sign with a commercial certificate from Microsoft.

  • Does the mining code match the profile or signature of a botnet virus component, one that runs a process that uses processing cycles? As for the cert, I understand that a non-commercial cert (not from a CA or Trusted Root CA) will get flagged.
    – ncruz
    Jun 24, 2019 at 19:39
  • Probably. Only the AV vendor could confirm.
    – jtgrassie
    Jun 24, 2019 at 19:50

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