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.exe Is Mislabeled As Malware - What Should I Do?

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#1 FewdpewGames


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:55 PM

Hello everyone! This is Eric. Please excuse me if I am posting in the wrong section. But basically, I am a game developer(With Unity), and I made an installer with inno setup to install the game executable. Everything is fine, until I added a pascal script, which checks registry value located here: 


Which stores a version id. If the installed version is older than the one that is installing, it automatically runs the unin000.exe for the old executable, which uninstall the program. And this caused no problem with Avast, until I submitted it to virustotal, which reports it as a malware:


Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM06.1.0000.Malware.Gen

Now, Qihoo-360 is the only anti-virus reporting this as a malware. And I don't have this issue before adding the uninstall script. What should I do to fix the false-positive? Is there a way to report this as false-positive? The report page on their website only supports up to 20MB file. And this file is arround 68MB compressed(lzma2/ultra). And what should I do for all future versions as well? Do I have report all future versions as false-positives as well? Thanks everyone!


Virus Scans:





Edited by hamluis, 02 July 2016 - 06:56 AM.
Fixed link - Hamluis.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:59 AM

If you suspect a file was falsely detected, then you should submit a sample to the anti-virus's lab for analysis. Most anti-virus vendors have instructions for sample file submissions posted on their web sites. Once a file is received, a researcher can examine it in more detail and provide a report letting you know the results. If the file is confirmed as a false detection, the vendor usually corrects the detection in the next database definition update they release.
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 03:41 PM

Qihoo-360 is a Chinese company making security software like AV.


When I see false positives in VirusTotal reports, Qihoo-360 appears a bit more often than other AVs.


As far as I know their biggest market is China, I don't know if that is your market too.


I noticed that the file you submitted to VirusTotal is not digitally signed.

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