Beta Build shows Norton virus threat: WS:Reputation.1


Tried to install Build and got a Norton Security threat WS.Reputation.1

Filename: vrdtvsh264-5-3-80-758b.exe
Threat name: WS.Reputation.1Full Path: d:\downloads\videoredo\tv suite version 5\vrdtvsh264-5-3-80-758b.exe



On computers as of*
11/2/2017 at 10:57:05 AM

Last Used*
11/2/2017 at 10:59:18 AM

Startup Item*


Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe


vrdtvsh264-5-3-80-758b.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1

Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.

Very New
This file was released less than 1 week *ago.

This file risk is medium.

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Source: External Media



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Staff member
It's a false positive. Happens all the time. The security software we use to protect VideoReDo encrypts some of the DLLs. Encryption causes random sequences of bytes. Sometimes these random sequences of bytes match the antivirus pattern for some known virus and triggers a warning. But the actual code isn't run until it's decrypted so the bytes being executed aren't actually the ones the AV software detected as a threat. It's random, and the keys are changed with every build, so we never know which bytes are going to be generated so there is no way for us to prevent these false positives. All I can do is assure you there is no threat and suggest that you add an exception to your AV software for the VRD install folder to prevent this in the future.


If your anti-virus is any good it will automatically submit the file (or the relevant part of it) as a sample to the AV company and the false positive will be corrected in a day or two if not quicker.
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