January 18, 2021


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Weird situation with my OWN PROGRAM

Hi guys, I’m new here. I’m in a situation I’ve never been in before, so I’m looking for any kind of suggestion.

I’m a programmer. I have a project I’m working on. Earlier today, no problems. But recently, when I compile it, Windows Defender alerts on MY exe, which contains no third party or non-microsoft libraries, and tells me it contains WACATAC trojan.

When I try other projects that use the same base framework as the offending one, they’re fine. No warning. Needless to say, I’m not implanting a trojan on what is my own little helpful utility. Is it possible that my compile is producing the same signature that Microsoft uses to alert to WACATAC?

If this is the wrong forum to post this, kindly delete. But like I said, this is a new one on me, and I’m looking for fast answers since I was in the midst of working on this when it suddenly got flagged.

(Edit) When I upload the resulting exe to various online virus scanners, each one lights up with a different trojan they think is embedded. What the hell is going on here guys?

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