MinGW installer currently detected as virus by some anti-virus software
jonas last edited by jonas
StrawberrySetup-1.0.7-mingw-x64.exe and uninstall.exe is currently detected as virus by some anti-virus software. This seem to also affect most previous versions.
This is a false-positive. Strawberry is open-source and all source code is available on GitHub (https://github.com/strawberrymusicplayer).
Strawberry is using the NSIS installer which is commonly misidentified as virus by anti-virus software, see: https://nsis.sourceforge.io/NSIS_False_Positives
If you experience this, please help us report this directly to the anti-virus software company (google i.e: mcafee report false positive) to find the page with information on how to do it.
The MSVC release can be used instead of the MinGW release which currently do not have this issue, and is more unlikely to be flagged as virus also in the future.
The Strawberry MinGW release is using makensis cross-compiled on openSUSE (https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/windows:mingw:win32/mingw32-cross-nsis) to generate the setup, while the MSVC release is using makensis from the official installer which might be the reason why it's flagged and not the MSVC release.
Report from VirusTotal here:
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Microsoft, Symantec, BitDefender and many others have cleared the detection, but there is still detection from AVG and Avast and a few others even though they reported back that the detection was removed.