NSIS False Positives

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There are hundreds of false positive made with NSIS. This page contains a list of some of them.

NSIS Virus Checker False Positives

Bolded entries are still detected by the AV!

  1. McAfee - Apr 16, 2016 to May 2, 2016
  2. AntiVir - Sep 26, 2011 (see Virustotal results from Sep 26, 2011)
  3. Symantec 2011 - Sep 26, 2011 (see Virustotal results from Sep 26, 2011). Fixed on Sep 29, 2011
  4. Sunbelt - Dec 9, 2009 (see Virustotal results from Dec 22, 2009)
  5. McAfee VirusScan (DAT Version 5797) - Nov 9, 2009
  6. Sunbelt - June 5, 2009 (see Virustotal results from June 5, 2009, June 13, 2009)
  7. Vipre - May 11, 2009
  8. Symantec Enterprise - Oct 31, 2007 Definitions
  9. McAfee VirusScan (DAT Version 5150) - Oct 26, 2007
  10. AVG Antivirus - Oct 8, 2007
  11. Trend Micro OfficeScan - Sep 21, 2007
  12. Sophos - Aug 18, 2007
  13. Norton - Jul 17, 2007
  14. AntiVir Guard - Jun 27, 2007
  15. AVG Antivirus - Dec 7, 2006
  16. NOD32 - Nov 14, 2006
  17. F-PROT - Sep 21, 2006
  18. F-Secure - Sep 13, 2006
  19. Kaspersky - Sep 13, 2006
  20. Norman - Sep 11, 2006
  21. AVG Antivirus - Sep 11, 2006
  22. Fortinet - Jul 3, 2006
  23. AntiVir - Jul 1, 2006
  24. Norton & Symantec - Jul 1, 2006
  25. Kaspersky - Jun 21, 2006
  26. BitDefender - Jun 13, 2006
  27. OneCare - Jun 07, 2006
  28. AVG Antivirus - Jun 06, 2006
  29. Norton - May 20, 2006
  30. AntiVir - Feb 22, 2006
  31. Ad-Aware - Nov 22, 2005
  32. Mcafee - Nov 16, 2005
  33. AntiVir - Oct 12, 2005
  34. ArcaVir - Aug 21, 2005
  35. MS Antispyware - Aug 09, 2005
  36. MS Antispyware - Jul 26, 2005
  37. AVG Antivirus - Jul 10, 2005
  38. MS Antispyware - May 18, 2005
  39. MS Antispyware - Apr 22, 2005
  40. AVG Antivirus - Apr 21, 2005
  41. MS Antispyware - Mar 01, 2005
  42. PCCillin - Sep 17, 2004
  43. BitDefender - Aug 29, 2004
  44. Mcafee - Aug 26, 2004
  45. Sophos AV - Aug 16, 2004
  46. Norton - Aug 09, 2004
  47. Mcafee - Mar 11, 2004
  48. Norton - Feb 24, 2004


False Positive By Anti-Malware programs

  • Symantec (Norton): 5
  • MS Antispyware: 5
  • AVG Spyware: 5
  • AntiVir: 4
  • Mcafee: 4
  • Kaspersky: 2
  • BitDefender: 2
  • Sunbelt: 2
  • F-PROT: 1
  • F-Secure: 1
  • Norman: 1
  • Ad-Aware: 1
  • ArcaVir: 1
  • Fortinet: 1
  • OneCare: 1
  • PCCillin: 1
  • Sophos: 1
  • Spyware Terminator: 1
  • StopZilla: 1
  • Total False Positives: 38

Where to report false positives

Online Virus Scanners

Here is a list of free online virus scanners useful to check NSIS installers and stubs for false positives:

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