I just downloaded 2.7.3 Vc++ 64 bit intending to replace usage of 2.7.1-64bit. While the window to install was up (and showing various "7z" steps), I got a warning from SuperAntiSpyware that my Windows 10 system startup had been changed and that I ought to run a scan now. As I haven't run a scan in a long time (I don't normally have virus problems), I am running one now.
If the 2.7.3 installer has changed my startup, why would it do that? What could possibly need changing? I smell a virus!
Have you verified the checksum of the installer you have downloaded matches the official one?
I basically don't trust virus scanners, but the official installer should be clean: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/eb2e264b261d023d3b6891877dd8b5f9b6e32300ab363c2e04a60b5085ba4051/detection (https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/eb2e264b261d023d3b6891877dd8b5f9b6e32300ab363c2e04a60b5085ba4051/detection). So if the checksum matches, I would suspect a usual false positive.
I've never done that, though am aware of MD5 and SHA. I found a utility and yes, the sha256 hash does verify. Thanks. I am aware of "false positives" in antivirus, but I would not have thought that "system startup files have changed" could be falsely positive. Now we know. Again, thank you, and I will proceed to operate with virus-confidence. (And I've already used the new version for a file that was not editing right on 2.7.1, and it seems to have corrected my problem.)
Quote from: TCmullet on March 24, 2019, 08:57:04 PM
I would not have thought that "system startup files have changed" could be falsely positive.
I don't think QtIFW (https://code.qt.io/cgit/installer-framework/installer-framework.git/tree/) (the new Qt-based installer) does what the security software claims to detect.