Bogus virus warnings for the latest Dolphin Viewer 3

It has been brought to my attention that Symantec products (Norton AntiVirus and PC Tools) pop up a virus warning about slplugin.exe when you install the latest Dolphin Viewer 3.

After hearing this,  I have taken the following steps:

  • I have scanned my build system for viruses – nothing found.
  • I have scanned my laptop that I actually use for everything else besides building viewers – nothing found.
  • I have submitted the latest slplugin.exe to virustotal.com – the result is here.

In this process I have used Microsoft Security Essentials, Clam AV Antivirus, and AVG Antivirus. None of them have reported anything.

This has happened a few times in the past, and it has always been this bogus “Heuristic” warning, which can basically be translated to “We don’t really know anything about this file, but we thought we could scare you into buying our product.”

To my best knowledge the current release of the Dolphin Viewer 3 is virus free.

One thought on “Bogus virus warnings for the latest Dolphin Viewer 3

  1. This isn’t unique to the latest version… it’s been the case for quite a few versions now. I either disable the full heuristic scanning or set up an exception for the file/folder. Although the latter method is better, it tends to get reset each time a new version of Dolphin is installed.

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