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Software => HFS ~ HTTP File Server => Bug reports => Topic started by: ccieliu on December 25, 2018, 09:30:25 AM

Title: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: ccieliu on December 25, 2018, 09:30:25 AM
Hi Team,

I am a user from Cisco.
Today, when I upgrade from hfs 2.3k build 299 to 2.3m build 300.
The McAfee delete the hfs.exe.

and I submit to virustotal.. too many antivirus block it.
[Please replace protocol by "https" in below link]
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e678899d7ea9702184167b56655f91a69f8a0bdc9df65612762252c053c2cd7c/analysis/1545445021/

Could you please check for this issue?
very love this software, and using it everyday.


Bruce Liu.
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: bmartino1 on December 25, 2018, 09:04:47 PM
After downloading a fresh download/install and having them re- analyse the program again, i can confirm your results a 20/60 AV detection...


BUT! ... there is still no issues, nor anythign wrong with this program. these are False postive detections from the antivirus programs ... As the "AV" also looks at outgoing traffic.

most Popoular AV either detect them and report them as "pups" potenail unwanted programs
or as what it is
a http web server.

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the only thing i can do is re file reports like when i did for windows defender to stop some deletion and other, as this is a open source program and it code is public...

there are also some newer "AV" about of there test that are for android phone most of them are what caused it to drop in score and don't have a very good rep(from what i can tell) on there definition yet.

there was a jump between the ajax and jqurey security update and code changeover that started detection due to a self zip/executable(where hfs holds the offline version for lan use of jqurey) with in the program (something got bigger and alot of "AV" started to flag it due to a size in file change...

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*IF you want them to go down them file reports linking to the source code, this forum and the download link.

Macfee changed there report stuff, i've filed reports with success at "lowering the threat level" (detected as pups or the win32 - http web services)

theirs nothing more i can do to "lower a 3rd party site annalists of the program. that up to the people who use them and to what extent they are being used.

NOW then onto Https -- hfs is using http protcal to do ftp transaction (alot more going on but that is the short term) if you want https you wil have to use another program.
*search the forum.. look into stunnel.
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: Fysack on December 27, 2018, 01:16:56 AM
love
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: LeoNeeson on December 31, 2018, 12:20:42 PM
Hi Bruce, welcome to the forum! :)

That's an old (http://rejetto.com/forum/index.php?topic=11744.0) issue, but nothing to worry about.
HFS is safe to use and those are false positives.



The solution is that Rejetto signs (http://rejetto.com/forum/index.php?topic=11744.msg1061437#msg1061437) the executable (sadly the costs of Certum.eu (https://www.certum.eu/certum/cert,offer_en_open_source_cs.xml) are higher now, starting at €25 and inexplicably requiring sending them a lot of documents to verify the identity, but it's still possible to get 1 year of Code Signing for €17 on Ascertia.com (https://account.ascertia.com/onlineCA/default), and Ascertia is even giving free trial certificates, provided with a 30-day validity, enough for the purpose of signing the executable).
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: ThomassRichards on February 18, 2019, 12:09:55 AM
So I can install, it without a problems?
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: bmartino1 on February 20, 2019, 12:00:30 AM
Yes, but hfs is a portable excutable. No insulation windows or process.

Fhfs has a install process due to ftp filezilla.
Title: Re: Too many antivirus engine think hfs.exe is a virus...
Post by: LeoNeeson on March 06, 2019, 10:48:03 PM
So I can install, it without a problems?
Yes, but always verify that the MD5 checksum matches the file released by rejetto.

By the way, this thread is about HFS, but it was posted on the &RQ section (and it should be moved)