Notepad++ harmful?

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Notepad++ harmful?

I used the installer from here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/6.x/6.8.3/npp.6.8.3.Installer.exe

 

Anti-Virus for Workstations says "DeepGuard has blocked a harmful application in your computer" when I try to start it. And I also just manually updated the definitions just to be safe. Still declared as harmful.

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Re: Notepad++ harmful?

Hello,

 

The "F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations" product is now depreciated, there will be no new version released beyond FSAV WKS 11.61.

 

It is recommended to use FSCS 12.00 instead, with the IS/DFW built-in proprietary firewall disabled, if necessary. Regrettably, F-Secure 12 is not available for the Windows XP platform.

 

Anyhow, there was no Notepad Plus Plus start-up alarm for me with FSCS12 on Win7, with or without the Deepguard "Advanced monitoring" option enabled.

 

Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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Superuser

Re: Notepad++ harmful?

Hello,

 

The "F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations" product is now depreciated, there will be no new version released beyond FSAV WKS 11.61.

 

It is recommended to use FSCS 12.00 instead, with the IS/DFW built-in proprietary firewall disabled, if necessary. Regrettably, F-Secure 12 is not available for the Windows XP platform.

 

Anyhow, there was no Notepad Plus Plus start-up alarm for me with FSCS12 on Win7, with or without the Deepguard "Advanced monitoring" option enabled.

 

Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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Scholar

Re: Notepad++ harmful?

Good to know that it is actually harmless, I will forward this to our admins. Thanks!