Exe file is a virus?

So i downloaded the windows package and extracted it. But when i tried to run it it doesn’t run and my antivirus detects it as a virus and neutralizes it. Am i the only one who experienced this?

btw My antivirus is Panda Free Antivirus

This is the first time I’ve heard of this. We’ll investigate. Thanks for the report!

The same thing happened to me.

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Can you right click on the executable and see if it’s signed (by the Defold Foundation)?

Can apps in Java sandbox be virus?

I suppose so, but it’s probably nor very common. We do however use a small exe (launcher) which in turn launches the editor.

when i downloaded defold in my pc , it said defold has virus. Can you fix it?

If you are talking about the Defold editor, it should be signed with a certificate from “Stiftelsen Defold Foundation”. Right click on your editor to verify this:

Unfortunately, it still doesn’t prevent Windows SmartScreen to flag new executables as potential issues. It is a reputation based system.


What antivirus are you using? I don’t see any false positives here