Bug 39029 - Avast antivirus reports Xamarin Studio as a threat
Summary: Avast antivirus reports Xamarin Studio as a threat
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-23 02:41 UTC by Andres G. Aragoneses
Modified: 2016-03-17 03:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

screenshot (10.71 KB, image/png)
2016-02-23 02:41 UTC, Andres G. Aragoneses
yet another problem with the AV, this time when running XS (8.33 KB, image/png)
2016-03-17 03:49 UTC, Andres G. Aragoneses

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Description Andres G. Aragoneses 2016-02-23 02:41:31 UTC
Created attachment 15143 [details]

Whenever I want to install it or update it, I get something like the capture attached.

(Note: I don't get this when installing other software for Windows.)
Comment 1 Andres G. Aragoneses 2016-03-14 16:30:06 UTC
Maybe the culprit of this is simply because the program that updates XS in Windows is called "WindowsUpdater.exe", which is being considered by the antivirus as a virus, because of this history:

Comment 2 Andres G. Aragoneses 2016-03-17 03:49:44 UTC
Created attachment 15439 [details]
yet another problem with the AV, this time when running XS