Multiple AV is finding issues with the AutoHotkey-installer

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hakontdal
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Joined: 12 Sep 2017, 01:23

Multiple AV is finding issues with the AutoHotkey-installer

12 Sep 2017, 01:50

I am new to AHK and want to start using it.
I download the https://autohotkey.com/download/ahk-install.exe and send it to Virustotal:

https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/64d39 ... /detection

This is bad!
I use 7zip and uncompress the .exe
Then I send the setup.exe to Virustotal, witch gets even vorse resaults:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/1eecc ... /detection

What is wrong with AHK?
Does the setup.exe miss some vital digital sertificate?
Is there a community of AHK developers who could try and fix this problem?
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nnnik
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 01:01
Location: Germany

Re: Multiple AV is finding issues with the AutoHotkey-installer

12 Sep 2017, 02:20

Yeah we can report to the Antivirus companies that their AVs throw false positives.
Recommends AHK Studio
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gregster
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 06:48

Re: Multiple AV is finding issues with the AutoHotkey-installer

12 Sep 2017, 02:23

There is nothing wrong - but AHK is a powerful tool that also can be abused. That's why there are sometimes false positives. But hey, AHK is open source - take a look at the code and compile it yourself if you have doubts.
hakontdal
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Joined: 12 Sep 2017, 01:23

Re: Multiple AV is finding issues with the AutoHotkey-installer

20 Sep 2017, 07:50

I do have doubts, but I am not capable of looking at the code myself.
Cimpile is posible, but mu suggested solution is to sign the code.
Is there enough assets/money in this project to pay for certs?

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