Virus warning from Symantec



  • So I've built a desktop application for a Windows platform (mingw compiler), and when I try to install it, Symantec Endpoint Protection flags a virus threat of "Suspicious.Cloud.5". I've actually got a package of a couple dozen apps, and it flags 3 of them, although I can't see anything obviously common to them. There's no 3rd party software involved. I just ported from Qt4.8 to 5.4, and that's when this started.

    Any clues?
    Thanks.


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    Hi @bday1223, and welcome to the Qt Dev Net!

    I've actually got a package of a couple dozen apps, and it flags 3 of them, although I can't see anything obviously common to them. There's no 3rd party software involved. I just ported from Qt4.8 to 5.4, and that's when this started.

    It looks like your antivirus is detecting false positives. Report this to Symantec.



  • It looks that way. I've traced it to some .png files that I was using for splash screens and icons. Changing the file formats to .jpg eliminated the false positives.

    Thanks.


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