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Understanding virus false positives
Understanding virus false positives
Updated over a week ago

Before releasing our files, we conduct tests using the VirusTotal website. This site employs numerous antivirus engines, including some lesser-known ones. While these engines are generally effective, they sometimes produce false positives. Hence, if a less prominent engine flags a file, consider the possibility that it might not be harmful.

Antivirus software relies on heuristic analysis to detect threats, analyzing behaviour and code patterns for signs of malice. However, this method isn't foolproof and can occasionally misidentify harmless files or activities as dangerous, leading to false positives.

Creators of malware often use techniques like packing or compressing their code to evade detection. Our software, in its efforts to protect against cracking, employs similar methods. This can sometimes trigger antivirus software to mistakenly classify it as a threat due to the similarity in techniques used.

We strongly recommend adding TeraCopy to your antivirus program's whitelist. Neglecting this could lead to the antivirus interfering with TeraCopy's file access during copying tasks, especially with multiple small files. This interference can significantly slow down the transfer process.

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