Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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WORP3
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Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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Bitdefender is noticing me that the following file has a malware infection (Using z88dk v2.2):

\Z88dk\bin.x86\z88dk-appmake.exe

Type detected: "gen:variant.babar.97188"

Does any of you also getting this message when you scan this file?
Probably the file is just containing a string comparable with this malware, so I excluded it for now and kept the file. But I would like to know your scan info, better to be safe then sorry ;)
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Re: Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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Well, I scanned it with ClamAV and detected nothing:

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----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 8646988
Engine version: 0.103.7
Scanned directories: 2614
Scanned files: 24640
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 619.16 MB
Data read: 268.15 MB (ratio 2.31:1)
Time: 117.690 sec (1 m 57 s)
Start Date: 2023:01:03 10:44:31
End Date:   2023:01:03 10:46:29
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Re: Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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WORP3 wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:31 pm Type detected: "gen:variant.babar.97188"
I have the same problem with GData Antivirus, which uses Bitdefender as a secondary scan engine. This is annoying because GData is mandatory for me at work. I have no problem at home with Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials.

GData is prone to have false alarms, it is also blocking some of my Visual Basic 6 programs that I wrote 20 years ago.

@WORP3: if you have a private license for Bitdefender, then maybe you could contact their support, so that they would mark the appmake exe as safe?
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Re: Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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RobertK wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:48 pm
WORP3 wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:31 pm Type detected: "gen:variant.babar.97188"
I have the same problem with GData Antivirus, which uses Bitdefender as a secondary scan engine. This is annoying because GData is mandatory for me at work. I have no problem at home with Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials.

GData is prone to have false alarms, it is also blocking some of my Visual Basic 6 programs that I wrote 20 years ago.

@WORP3: if you have a private license for Bitdefender, then maybe you could contact their support, so that they would mark the appmake exe as safe?
Thank you for your reply and additional scan. In the meantime I was able to scan it with ESET which didn't give any problems at all. So probably bitdefender is probably using a string that is just present inside that exe. I will try to contact Bitdefender support about it, will let you know if somethings is coming out.
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Re: Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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Out of curiosity, did it happen on a particular version of z88dk-appmake ?
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Re: Malware detection on z88dk-appmake.exe?

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stefano wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:29 am Out of curiosity, did it happen on a particular version of z88dk-appmake ?
Not that I know of. I've just starten using Z88dk and only used version "z88dk v2.2".
I uploaded the file to bitdefender for analysis in the meantime.
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