Bug 20410 - Avast thinkgs output is a trojan hourse
Summary: Avast thinkgs output is a trojan hourse
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 7.2.3
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-05 23:33 UTC by Ian
Modified: 2014-06-06 18:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Avast (80.22 KB, image/png)
2014-06-05 23:33 UTC, Ian

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Description Ian 2014-06-05 23:33:41 UTC
Created attachment 6998 [details]

Not sure how to fix this one...

See screenshot
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2014-06-06 01:38:51 UTC
You should contact Avast, it's their heuristics.

Does it just happen with that app or all Xamarin.iOS apps?
Comment 2 Sebastien Pouliot 2014-06-06 18:39:21 UTC
Ian, Sadly there's nothing we can do on our end.

The best thing you can do is (like Michael said) contact Avast and provide them with the binary and a description of the problem, like:

"Somehow your software see a pattern inside an ARM executable, which is not something the Mac itself can execute. I'm not sure why it's even being scanned ?"