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Bitdefender AV stopping builds and tagging LabVIEW build executables as threats

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hi All,

 

Earlier this week my Bitdefender AV started to kick in when I tried to build a LabVIEW executable. I was in a hurry as due on a customers site with a new build, so had no option but to disable the AV.

 

Bitdefender is now seeing all my LabVIEW executables as threats and trying to quarantine them. The thread seen is Gen:Variant.Fugrafa.313494. I did get my executable scan when I got to my customers site my MacAfee and they were happy it was OK.

 

Is anybody else seeing this ?

 

cheers 

 

Danny

Danny Thomson AshVire Ltd
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Maybe you should report it to Bitdefender support.

 

(A report when building might not mean that the final executable will also be a false positive. Building involves many temporary files and modification of existing files and some AV might falsely identify this as virus-like malicious actions. Back in the days, programs (such as e.g. notepad) got infected by a virus that modified the executable)

 

Third party AVs often don't provide additional benefits over the protection already built into Windows 10/11. Is the use of Bitdefender mandated by e.g. corporate IT? If not, I would just uninstall it completely. 😄

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I have seen similar things in the past when my company used McAfee. Every single build attempt would fail because McAfee thought it saw a virus during the build process and quartenteened the .exe. 

 

The only solution was to temporarily disable McAfee during the build.

 

I have not had an issue since my company moved to Windows Defender.

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I did raise a support issue with Bitdefender. 

 

However I am intrigued with you both just using Windows built in AV, I shall certainly look into that option. Thanks

Danny Thomson AshVire Ltd
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Most Virus defens systems on the market are geared towards users that know barely more than what a mouse and a computer screen are. For them security can be pretty strict as anything aside from starting your favorite office, mail and browser application is already very suspicious. 🙂

 

Those virus scanners are mostly made for this type of user. They are also the ones who can be easily scared into paying regular fees for this security service. If you don't visit questionable websites on your PC, don't install random super cool games or hackware downloaded from equally super cool sites onto your PC and as an added bonus are not trigger happy about clicking on every link that some very "helpful" soul has sent you in an email, you're attack surface is already quite small and the built in defense in modern OSes is quite sufficient.

 

If you work in a highly sensitive industry, this may not apply, but I'm very convinced that any business in that area relying on Norton or the like for their security is actually even more doomed. Most virus scan solutions are a resource hog at best and often a virus in their own.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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I have just been given this information a few minutes ago, and I am a Bitdefender Master Partner and provide Bitdefender tech support.  I am going to work on this issue now, and first i will create the necessary exclusions so it will work at my clients site.  I will then create a False Positive submission to Bitdefender so it is cured for everyone.  But as new executables are created, they may also have to be submitted.

 

Sincerely,

 

J.R.  Guthrie                                      

President

Advantage Micro

520-290-0595                                         

jr@advantage77.com

 

"At this point in time, the Internet should be regarded as an Enemy Weapons System!"

 

 

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OK, I just got off the support session with the client.  And what we did is create a folder exclusion in the Bitdefender policy:

 

c:\LabView\**

 

and they move their created programs into a different folder

 

C:\no-scan\**

 

The ** designates any file and any subfolder.

 

Sincerely,

 

J.R.  Guthrie                                      

President

Advantage Micro

520-290-0595                                         

jr@advantage77.com

 

"At this point in time, the Internet should be regarded as an Enemy Weapons System!"

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