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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows quarantines boost_1_68_0.7z
From: Miguel Ojeda (miguel.ojeda.sandonis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-15 09:16:34

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 7:05 AM degski <degski_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It seems to me rather unrealistic to ask MS to whitelist every trusted
> [by [by default] untrustworthy individuals] file existing on the
> internet.

If you don't tell upstream (i.e. MS) about their bugs (i.e. false
positives), they will have a harder time fixing them.

> My guess is that the archive is [judged by defender] to be
> too large to be opened and scanned [it does seem to do that with
> smaller archives, as they, iff nothing nasty is inside, do pass] and
> therefor takes the safe route to judge it to be not-trusted.

I very much doubt any antivirus vendor simply flags every medium-sized
file as a virus. That is simply broken logic.


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