(Problem) Windows Defender thinks KF is Malware

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Offline Chronicler1701

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« on: January 21, 2018, 01:09:41 AM »
I?m sorry, but no matter how many times I tell Defender to ignore KF, it keeps locking it away and thinking it?s a trojan.  I have to go into Defender and restore it every couple of days.

Do you know why it?s suspicious of Kalle?s Fraktaler, and how to get it to stop bugging me about it?

Running Windows 10 on an Acer laptop with an i5.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 03:48:15 PM »
I have had similar reports, I think they are false positives: you can check with a different malware detector, I upload to https://virustotal.com to get an overview, but that has never reported Windows Defender detecting a trojan for me.

If you want to be more sure that you are getting the files the same as those I have uploaded, download over HTTPS and verify the GPG signature.  I will post my key's fingerprint here tomorrow, so you can tell the sig hasn't been tampered too.

There's a small chance that some other malware could be on your system and infecting the EXE after download, but I'm more confident that it's Windows Defender being over-zealous.


edit: DSA key D670E6C2D0B3D6BF67D80E7966E14365FB67757B "Claude Heiland-Allen <claude@mathr.co.uk>"
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 01:13:05 AM by claude, Reason: gpg key id »


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