i created an executable ("ShowConsole.exe") by compiling a script i wrote in autohotkey. i've used the executable many many times with no problems. today, i made one single change to the script and it still runs fine ran by itself. the change was literally just changing a regular hotkey like this:
r::HotkeyFunction()to require the Win key along with it like this:
#r::HotkeyFunciton()so i proceeded to recompile the new script into a new executable. when i did so, Autohotkey gave me an "Unable to create compiled archive" error and the new executable was flagged by AVG immediately with "Trojan horse SHeur.AVHE":
i then uploaded the file to VirusTotal.com's online virus check and got these results:
Antivirus Version Last Update Result AVG 220.127.116.116 2008.03.22 SHeur.AVHE eSafe 18.104.22.168 2008.03.18 suspicious Trojan/Worm Ikarus T22.214.171.124 2008.03.23 Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.bbg NOD32v2 2967 2008.03.21 archive damaged Panda 126.96.36.199 2008.03.23 Suspicious file Prevx1 V2 2008.03.23 Infostealersee the full report here:
so for gits and shiggles i did the same thing with the previous executable and got this:
Antivirus Version Last Update Result eSafe 188.8.131.52 2008.03.18 suspicious Trojan/Worm NOD32v2 2973 2008.03.26 archive damaged Panda 184.108.40.206 2008.03.25 Suspicious file Prevx1 V2 2008.03.26 Trojan.Dropper VirusBuster 4.3.26:9 2008.03.25 Worm.AutoRun.BY
and that report can be found here:
i've seen some different posts here on the forums dealing with viruses found in compiled scripts, but none that matched my problem.
someone please tell me what's going on here cuz i use AHK everyday for work and home use, and i'd hate to have to start being wary of virus infected AHK compiled executables.