virustotal reporting pidgin.exe as malicious

gryffon at gryffon at
Fri Nov 6 16:40:59 EST 2020


I downloaded pidgin 2.14.1 from the official site and installed it last 
night. (My previous system install used 2.13.0, and I haven't had pidgin 
installed on my system since April.)

VirusTotal is showing that SecureAge APEX is reporting pidgin.exe as 

I'm not seeing anything on virus scans, and internet searches are not 
producing anything on this. I can't validate that this is a false 
positive or not.

I did not see a false positive listed as a known issue on the issue 
tracker, and it seemed authentication was required to post there. I 
found this email address on pidgin site, and figured I would let you 
know this way. In the event that it is a false positive, it would be 
nice if it at least was noted on the virustotal website as such.



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