Windows Defender Flags Direct Folders 4.0 as a Trojan

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I'm getting the following warnings when trying to install Direct Folders 4.0

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The file I got had the following hashes

MD5

directfolders.exe : ecad9fc6b4b7c291f21d29a31a6c0131

SHA-1

directfolders.exe : ae43547735dd59f5430308f6ced8d0fd1a5c9cfb

Anyone seeing this ?

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Fehmi Yucer

That is weird because no vendor flags issues with the executable per VirusTotal.

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doug cook

I'm getting a warning from Bitdefender while installing 4.0. The two beneath it are aborted installs because of warnings. BD said I was safe, but I ran a full system scan with both BD and Malwarebytes. BD returned the following results:

Can we get an explanation?

Thanks!

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Carlos Vladymir

Defender on my machine still wont let me proceed with the installation due to detecting this as a trojan. No idea why nobody is taking a look into this  

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mike o

I'm also getting the defender warning for direct folders. :(

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doug cook

@admin, could we please get an explanation? Even a “we’re working on it” would be helpful.


thanks!

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j r

Webroot SecureAnywhere is also flagging it as a Trojan.

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torsten s.

Seems the executables inside the advanced installer package seem to be flagged. Therefore the whole installer is flagged.

Maybe laying out the stuff that they do into tasks in the advanced installer will prevent this.

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clive woodhouse

I too am getting a virus warning on installing 4.0.  This time with McAfee.

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doug cook

Can we at least get an acknowledgement? These are legitimate concerns raised by mainstream antivirus software. What’s going on? Are there alternatives we should be exploring?

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Carlos Vladymir
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Can we at least get an acknowledgement? These are legitimate concerns raised by mainstream antivirus software. What’s going on? Are there alternatives we should be exploring?

The silence from the Developer on this matter is scary as hell. How can you trust anything coming out of Code Sector when silence is the only answer in response to a security concern.