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spdyvkng
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Symantec Endpoint Protection

Post by spdyvkng » 27 Mar 2017, 12:29

A bit bored/unfocused at work and thought I should try HIDMacros on Windows 10 (ref the bug report of no visible window and possible alt+space workaround). Unfortunately Symantec doesn't like the download.

"There is strong evidence that this file is untrustworthy".

Risk: WS.Reputation.1
Status: Infected

Says this for both your .exe and the xpl file.

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Re: Symantec Endpoint Protection

Post by spdyvkng » 27 Mar 2017, 12:32

I posted this to the wrong board, please move :)

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Re: Symantec Endpoint Protection

Post by admin » 28 Mar 2017, 08:00

Bad for Symantec :-)
More seriously: both files are built from Delphi sources available at github - no tricks inside. They use low level API and "suspicious" funcionality (HidMacros is in fact key logger) so maybe that's the risk.
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Re: Symantec Endpoint Protection

Post by spdyvkng » 28 Mar 2017, 09:40

Yeah, bad for them. No wonder many security people suggest using only Windows Defender. At least it works on my home computer. Now I just need to find out why x-keys, Sidewinder strategic commander, Sidewinder Game Voice, Corsairs MMO-mouse and the Hercules Shuttle Pro isn't registering keypresses in HID-macros, yet are listed in the devices tab. :)

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