Anti-virus warnings on GrblGru 3.39

I am doing something wrong. Windows 7, if I even unpack the exe file from the Zip file, Windows Security Essentials says “Detected threats are being cleaned” and the folder is empty.

I downloaded 3.39.0 from the GrblGru website. I’m very interested in drag knife support.

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You need to turn off your antivirus so it will not delete the files. it is very safe and secure to use this program. I’ve been using it for years.

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This is apparently how you tell Microsoft about these things; either they take it off their list or find that it’s actually been infected by a virus.

Since I’m on Linux, I don’t have experience actually using that site… :slight_smile:

@GrblGru note there is a way to submit the files as a software developer and you can say you believe it was incorrectly identified. I think that requires an MSDN account but since you are writing windows-only software I suspect you’ve already done that.

@Steven_Greenfield you can submit the file as a home user without creating an account, or create an account if necessary in order to follow up.

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This is what I get:


Category: Trojan

Description: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.

Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.


Get more information about this item online.

Microsoft reports no problems, pending final analysis. Maybe they’ll correct their definitions so it doesn’t keep doing this.

I use Avast paid edition and it says that it is clean.

I think my problem was in trying to install it from Dropbox. I downloaded it to my Dropbox, opened and tried to install from there.

I moved it to the desktop, then it installed fine. I can see I have a lot to figure out in this program.

Sorry, I just saw that I’m late again, but I saw also that the problem could be solved.
Maybe I can add the hint that I check GrblGru regularly with a very professional and unfortunately also very expensive :frowning: program or viruses.

@mcdanlj & @HalfNormal
Many thanks for your help :slight_smile:

You’re welcome, of course. It’s been a while since I developed the drag knife mode. I don’t know if you know the video I’ve attached here.
Please let me know if you have any problems. I am very sure that we can get this to work.