Binary Package Antivirus Alerts

ROOT Version: 6.30.06
Platform: Windows 10 (22H2)
Compiler: Visual Studio 2022
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection


Dear ROOT Team,

After downloading your binary package:
https://root.cern/download/root_v6.30.06.win64.vc17.zip
I analysed it using Symantec Antivirus.
And it didn’t find any threat:

However after unzipping it, many threat alerts were shown, e.g.:


Please find attached to complete list of WS.Reputation.1 alerts:
threats.csv.txt (20.8 KB)

Do you confirm they are false positives?

Can you ask Symantec to solve this issue?
As ROOT users, what do you advise us doing:

Best regards,

Salomon

Hi, thanks for the report! Since we cannot test our binaries with all possible antivirus out there, we use (and trust) virustotal, see the result with root_v6.30.06.win64.vc17.zip
And yes, we already had false positives in the past.
So if you are a registered Symantec user, please report the false positive to them

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Thank you very much.

I submitted a request: https://symsubmit.symantec.com/

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Thanks a lot!