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How to avoid false positives with AntiVirus software?

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lately I am getting more false positives from AntiVirus software, esspecially Windows Defender in the last week.

My programs are compiled like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Aut2Exe\aut2exe" /in %1.au3 /out %1.exe /icon %2.ico /comp 4

I use InnoSetup to create a setup.exe that does the installation. If I scan the setup.exe on virustotal.com I am getting 16 of 60 scanners that detect my program.

A few customer for example had false detections with Symantec a while ago. I did a submit to their whitelist and now it works fine. I don't know how to do this for Windows Defender for example. And if I would have to submit my software (with every update) to 60 AntiVirus companies that would be quiet some work I believe.

Which options do I have to avoid this false positives in advance? Is my compile not good? What else can I do? Let me know if you need more informations to help.


Thanks a lox for any help in advance!


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I take it you missed this pinned thread? Thread locked to save another Oozlum bird.......


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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