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Every Update.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm
by Kinetic
Every single time the EO client gets updated my AV tries to flag it as malware... why? lol

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:13 pm
by NiteHawk
The coding is obfuscated and AV programs tend to dislike it. I don't have money for a code signing certificate as its like 177$ for three years. Code signing pretty much will reduce false positives by 99% though.

Obfuscation prevents the client from being decompiled so people cannot make their own clients or advantages. The downfall is that AVs tend to want to 'look at' the coding via decompiling which some AV programs don't like. I assume you have AVAST but they don't seem to care to whitelist me even though I have them check the file manually (in which they declare it 'safe' and push a false positive report).

There's very little I can do about it though, the stupid thing is VirusTotal claims avast is OK with the file. I'll be trying other methods of obfuscation next patch but can't really guarantee anything.

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:18 pm
by Yue
Charter memberships to afford certificate! XD

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:58 pm
by Folder
NiteHawk wrote:The coding is obfuscated and AV programs tend to dislike it. I don't have money for a code signing certificate as its like 177$ for three years. Code signing pretty much will reduce false positives by 99% though.

Obfuscation prevents the client from being decompiled so people cannot make their own clients or advantages. The downfall is that AVs tend to want to 'look at' the coding via decompiling which some AV programs don't like. I assume you have AVAST but they don't seem to care to whitelist me even though I have them check the file manually (in which they declare it 'safe' and push a false positive report).

There's very little I can do about it though, the stupid thing is VirusTotal claims avast is OK with the file. I'll be trying other methods of obfuscation next patch but can't really guarantee anything.



Could try and crowdfund the cost.

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 am
by JadeFalcon
Folder wrote:
NiteHawk wrote:The coding is obfuscated and AV programs tend to dislike it. I don't have money for a code signing certificate as its like 177$ for three years. Code signing pretty much will reduce false positives by 99% though.

Obfuscation prevents the client from being decompiled so people cannot make their own clients or advantages. The downfall is that AVs tend to want to 'look at' the coding via decompiling which some AV programs don't like. I assume you have AVAST but they don't seem to care to whitelist me even though I have them check the file manually (in which they declare it 'safe' and push a false positive report).

There's very little I can do about it though, the stupid thing is VirusTotal claims avast is OK with the file. I'll be trying other methods of obfuscation next patch but can't really guarantee anything.



Could try and crowdfund the cost.


This.
Get something running and ill put in 20 pounds

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:22 am
by NiteHawk
Alright we can try that. What would be a good place to crowdfund anyways?

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:29 am
by NiteHawk
Kinetic wrote:Every single time the EO client gets updated my AV tries to flag it as malware... why? lol


I installed Avast to do testing but did not get any warnings.
When I launched the EXE it said it was going to do a quick 15 second scan, did it, and verified the file was OK. Is there anything specific you are doing to the antivirus program that could be non-default behavour?

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:51 am
by JadeFalcon
NiteHawk wrote:Alright we can try that. What would be a good place to crowdfund anyways?


https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/

I tested this out a bit, it seems to work with small amounts.
You would need to be the one populating stuff, though - mainly due to location and bank details.

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:06 am
by Folder
gofundme is also a thing. Never used myself but I know people who liked it enough. I think you do lose like 8% in the end though so just watch out for that.

Re: Every Update.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:25 am
by cadabra
Could do a GoFundMe and raise some cash.

Or

Get the whole donate thing setup.