Home / MS or BitDefender Virus/Malware “False Positive” Warning
Looks like its a false positive as I just downloaded from official page and get a valid signed copy (note pre-releases are unsigned so more likely to trigger a false positive or valid warning that they are unsigned)
check the sha-256 value using virustotal to check reputation of that download it should be
VirusTotal show that for that file the following Bit defender AV analysis should be
BitDefenderTheta - Undetected
for more details see
looks like CRDF bad robots are the culprit for false reports
The domain name ‘kjkpubsf.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com’ is well known to violate our detection criteria.
- Internal ID: 14423629
- Detection category: Malicious:URL
- Date and hour: about 3 months ago
- Advert domain: No
- Added to the database by “Robot Explorer” - about 3 months ago
Threats found on the website
Nothing to display yet.
So all they have to do is say they dont like the way a site is run, wonder why they have not blacklisted google or microsoft ?
Original title: Virus Warning for Prerel Version
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.
Also from Symantec
Unfortunately it’s to be expected, the major league players insist that app builders need to digitally sign their software, so pre-release which could be uploaded several times in one day is unsigned. The more recent Release Builds such as 3.2 are signed.
Good morning everyone,
I’m a fan of SumatraPDF and never had the problem downloading it. Until now. I updated to Windows 10 20H2 and it now tells me that “SumatraPDF-3.2-64-install.exe” is unsafe and will harm my pc.
Microsoft offered to report it as safe. I just did that.