hashcat-utils are being detected as trojans!
04-02-2012, 07:21 AM
Its totally false-positive. Most programs compiled with MinGW do. Here is a nice example: http://hashcat.net/misc/lol_virus.png
yea.. thats what i thought all along..
i noticed this couple of days ago.. but i didnt bother reporting it.. cause it was obvious..
i just thought that u could do something about it..
coz its really annoying.. ((even after telling the antivirus to "Always Ignore"))
anywayz.. thanks for ur time..
04-02-2012, 09:37 AM
No I can't. This is about MinGW not hashcat-utils.
Whew, and I thought it may have been because of hashcats support for recovering passwords for wallet.dat files.
03-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Regarding this issue, can anyone advise on the best way to get around this issue? My AV software detects and removes the executable.
03-29-2016, 07:26 PM
The best way to work around the issue is by running HC and the utils on a dedicated and secured system that doesn't require antivirus.
The 2nd best way is to not use Windows and therefore obviate the need to use the MinGW compiled binaries.
The 3rd best way is to configure your antivirus program appropriately so that it excludes the utils from scanning or takes no action on these particular false-positive triggers.
03-30-2016, 12:14 PM
Actually the best action is to yell at your antivirus sw vendor.
03-30-2016, 11:04 PM
Plenty of hacking/cracking tools are identified as viruses/trojans by AV. Set up a folder for all the apps that you need but flag up in your AV and set that up as an exclusion in the AV settings.. all the security testers I know do it.
03-30-2016, 11:20 PM
You guys are killing me here. You're telling me that all of you actually run anti-virus? Way to be hackers...