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installation-issues [2016/09/02 10:30]
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installation-issues [2016/10/10 19:34]
editor Noted another example of SmartScreen warning
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 When installing, and perhaps afterward, it's possible for AntiVirus / AntiMalware software to flag ToDoList. This is known as a "​false-positive"​ - the AV code got a positive hit according to its rules, but in this case it's simply wrong. When installing, and perhaps afterward, it's possible for AntiVirus / AntiMalware software to flag ToDoList. This is known as a "​false-positive"​ - the AV code got a positive hit according to its rules, but in this case it's simply wrong.
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 ToDoList is [[free-open-source-software|Open Source Software]]. Anyone can verify that the code does not contain a virus or any form of malware. ToDoList is [[free-open-source-software|Open Source Software]]. Anyone can verify that the code does not contain a virus or any form of malware.
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 Many legitimate applications get flagged for **how** they work, not for **what** they do. ToDoList opens network connections,​ reads files, downloads updates, creates new files, re-executes itself, launches web page requests, executes other programs, and makes use of tools for to support many features. Many bad applications (malware) perform the same operations but for completely different reasons. Many legitimate applications get flagged for **how** they work, not for **what** they do. ToDoList opens network connections,​ reads files, downloads updates, creates new files, re-executes itself, launches web page requests, executes other programs, and makes use of tools for to support many features. Many bad applications (malware) perform the same operations but for completely different reasons.
  
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 Unfortunately when an application is suspected of being nefarious, the protection software may quarantine the executable file, the .ini config file, and/or data files like the .tdl tasklists. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​5097242/​re-todolist-rc.aspx|Ref]] Unfortunately when an application is suspected of being nefarious, the protection software may quarantine the executable file, the .ini config file, and/or data files like the .tdl tasklists. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​5097242/​re-todolist-rc.aspx|Ref]]
  
-[[abstractspoon/​todolist_issues/​issues/​19|This Issue]] reports an issue with Norton AntiVirus and Symantec Endpoint Server. It also documents possible issues with SmartScreen ​by Microsoft for Internet Explorer 9.+[[https://​github.com/​abstractspoon/​ToDoList_Issues/​issues/​19|This Issue]] reports an issue with Norton AntiVirus and Symantec Endpoint Server. It also documents possible issues with Windows ​SmartScreen ​which has been [[https://​groups.google.com/​d/​msg/​abstractspoon-todolist-support/​1xRTXn6RPac/​0jBBleEgAwAJ|reported]] to report a warning during an upgrade
  
 === Examples of False Positives=== === Examples of False Positives===
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   * Installing ToDoList under C:\Program Files and related folders could cause a flag to be raised. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​articles/​5371/​todolist-an-effective-and-flexible-way-to-keep-on?​msg=5097200#​ref|Ref]]   * Installing ToDoList under C:\Program Files and related folders could cause a flag to be raised. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​articles/​5371/​todolist-an-effective-and-flexible-way-to-keep-on?​msg=5097200#​ref|Ref]]
   * [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​4595758/​virus-found-in-todolist-software-with-virustotal-c.aspx|Here]] is a report about a scan by VirusTotal.com   * [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​4595758/​virus-found-in-todolist-software-with-virustotal-c.aspx|Here]] is a report about a scan by VirusTotal.com
-  * And [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​5214192/​virus-in-binary-download.aspx|here]] is a report about Windows 10 and Microsoft Defender.+  * [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​5214192/​virus-in-binary-download.aspx|Here]] is a report about Windows 10 and Microsoft Defender.
   * Automation programs can also raise flags. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​4518513/​virus-in-autohotkey.aspx|Here]] is a report about [[http://​www.autohotkey.com/​|AutoHotKey]] which is often used with ToDoList.   * Automation programs can also raise flags. [[http://​www.codeproject.com/​messages/​4518513/​virus-in-autohotkey.aspx|Here]] is a report about [[http://​www.autohotkey.com/​|AutoHotKey]] which is often used with ToDoList.
  
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