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Unfortunately it would be a never ending task to submit all our binaries to all the AV vendors so that they might not raise false positives.

All our binaries are digitally signed, a fact which seems to escape some AV vendors.

If you ever have any doubt about any file, a good resource is VirusTotal which will use many different AV engines to scan a file. Note that it's not uncommon for a small number of engines to generate a false positive on VirusTotal, so take the results on a balance of probabilities.

If you get issues with false positives from an AV product, the vendor usually has a page where you can submit files for further checks and hopefully allow the vendor to eliminate the false positive. Some vendors are more responsive than others.

See here for the McAfee KB article on false positives.

Unfortunately it would be a never ending task to submit all our binaries to all the AV vendors so that they *might* not raise false positives. All our binaries are digitally signed, a fact which seems to escape some AV vendors. If you ever have any doubt about any file, a good resource is [VirusTotal](https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload) which will use many different AV engines to scan a file. Note that it's not uncommon for a small number of engines to generate a false positive on VirusTotal, so take the results on a balance of probabilities. If you get issues with false positives from an AV product, the vendor usually has a page where you can submit files for further checks and hopefully allow the vendor to eliminate the false positive. Some vendors are more responsive than others. See [here](https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s55728c97_466d_4ddb_952d_05484ea932c6/Page29.jspx?wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fcp&locale=en-US&articleId=TS102053&_afrLoop=205437961132920&leftWidth=0%25&showFooter=false&showHeader=false&rightWidth=0%25&centerWidth=100%25#!%40%40%3FshowFooter%3Dfalse%26locale%3Den-US%26_afrLoop%3D205437961132920%26articleId%3DTS102053%26leftWidth%3D0%2525%26showHeader%3Dfalse%26wc.contextURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fcp%26rightWidth%3D0%2525%26centerWidth%3D100%2525%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D18i1cbhwm1_9) for the McAfee KB article on false positives.

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