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false av alert when using winrar as installer

Posted on 2012-03-13
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I'm just curious if there is something I can modify on winrar to make a few false av alerts go away. Regardless of what I put in the winrar installer, it shows these same alerts below.  Its on 4 of 43 antivirus softwares but still gives people ammo against the .exe I make.  I really like winrar, its simple, and does exactly what I want.  

I tried turning off all the compression and that reduced it by from 5/43 to 4/43 ratio.  Not sure if there is anything else I can do

https://www.virustotal.com/file/c8f2c18e6169fed20b4603262106d34fa0fe99497a4acb501622e3784580f086/analysis/1331677695/
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I already knew what I was going to hear but ok, I made a ticket with winrar corp, and their response was that many virus makers use sfx archives to compress their viruses or malware.  The smaller AV developers take the easy route, "instead of putting the signature of these viruses and malware in their database, they put the signature of the whole sfx module into the database".  

Sigh...thus making things difficult for smaller software developers to do their business.   The best course of action is to probably harass these smaller AV developers to whitelist the packager made by winrar...because it is definitely a clean product.
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No response from EE, however I got an official response from winrar.
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