During the past year Dr Web has been detecting all our software as malware. These are, in my opinion as a software engineer, false positives. I have worked on these software programs and I can confidently and sincerely vouch that they don't contain any malware functions.
We have reported the false positives to Dr Web many times, and asked for an explanation on why our software is considered malware. Dr Web has always responded with the canned phrase: "Your request has been analyzed. This is not a false positive"
Files detected as false positive:
Advanced Uninstaller PRO installation kit: http://download.advanceduninstaller.com/soft/uninstaller/Advanced_Uninstaller12.exe
DriverMax installation kit: https://www.drivermax.com/soft/dmx/drivermax.exe
Orange Defender installation kit: http://www.orange-defender.com/soft/orange-defender/orangedefender_setup.exe
The oldest program above (Advanced Uninstaller PRO) has been first released in 2002. It has been available for 17 years, spanning 10 major versions and countless updates, and has managed the transition from Windows 95, Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and now Windows 10, and works on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. Does anybody think that any company would make such an effort to develop and update programs only to later add malware to them?
DriverMax has also been available for a very long time. We have been the first to offer peer to peer driver updates, and massive development time and effort has went into it.
All the programs above are detected by Dr Web under the FALSE label "Program.Unwanted.2892"
I wonder what is the exact (technical) reason why our programs, which have been appreciated and purchased by tens of thousands of users, have been published by magazines such as PC World, CHIP, PC Welt and others, is considered "unwanted"? Perhaps Dr Web doesn't want competition in the form of high quality PC utilities?
Below is a partial list of EXE files from our company which trigger FALSE POSITIVES by Dr Web antivirus - and for which Dr Web refuses to explain WHY they are considered malware.