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Watch your exe strings

Just updated one of my apps and one of its windows had a title of "Upgrade Opportunity" to remind the user that an upgrade may exist.

Submitted it to VirusTotal.com and 5 out of 45 scanners flagged the exe as suspicious!  Removed that string and replaced it with just the product name, and this time it reported 0 out of 45 for the exe.  No other changes made to the exe.

Just goes to show how strict the anti-virus heuristics are these days!
Harry Phace Send private email
Saturday, February 09, 2013
I believe it has nothing to do with the actual "upgrade opportunity' string.

It just happened so that after changing something little  the sequence of bytes which was suspicious to AV has disappeared  and hence stopped causing alarm

You may test it by putting 'upgrade opportunity' back but changing something else (add an invisible button, or add 'space' at the end of 'Upgrade opportunity' or anything of that kind)
alexandar Send private email
Saturday, February 09, 2013

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