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Visual Studio Project identified as containing a virus from Google Drive.

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    When trying to redownload a folder, I saved to Google Drive it says it has a virus. All of the files in my zip folder are files from Visual Studio. The message that displays says: ""PrivateJet.zip" is infected with a virus. This file might harm your computer, so only download this file if you understand the risks." Is it possible there's a virus in the libraries I'm using?

    The References I'm using are:

    DocumentFormat.OpenXml

    Microsoft.CSharp

    Microsoft.VisualBasic

    System

    System.Core

    System.Data

    System.Data.DataSetExtensions

    System.Deployment

    System.Drawing

    System.Net.Http

    System.Web

    System.Web.Abstractions

    System.Web.ApplicationServices

    System.Web.DataVisualizations

    System.Web.DataVisulatization.Design

    System.Web.DynamicData

    System.Web.DynamicData.Design

    System.Web.Entity

    System.Web.Entity.Design

    System.Web.Mobile

    System.Web.RegularExpressions

    System.Web.Routing

    System.Web.Services

    System.Windows

    System.Windows.Forms

    System.xml

    System.Xml.Linq

    WindowsBase

    Monday, December 26, 2016 8:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    did you download it before without the warning?

    If so, it might be, that the company that owns the storing service performs a virus scan and temorarily flags all files in a folder to scan as critical. At least this happens with firefox and OneDrive once a week. If I wait an hour or so, my files are downloadable again without a warning.

    Some weird other things that occured: A virus scanner flagged the Decorator-Pattern in VB as virus, on the other hand a c# implementation wasnt flagged dangerous...

    Regards,

      Thorsten

    Monday, December 26, 2016 9:09 PM

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  • Hi,

    did you download it before without the warning?

    If so, it might be, that the company that owns the storing service performs a virus scan and temorarily flags all files in a folder to scan as critical. At least this happens with firefox and OneDrive once a week. If I wait an hour or so, my files are downloadable again without a warning.

    Some weird other things that occured: A virus scanner flagged the Decorator-Pattern in VB as virus, on the other hand a c# implementation wasnt flagged dangerous...

    Regards,

      Thorsten

    Monday, December 26, 2016 9:09 PM
  • Hi Cloaking_Ocean,

    According to your description, in your computer, if you have installed anti-virus software. I suggest you could download the folder first, and scan it to see which file has been specified as Toxic file. Then you could judge that whether this file is you saved to Google Drive. If yes, I think this file has nontoxic, if not, please delete it.

    Sincerely,

    Oscar


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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:36 AM
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  • Thank you, Thorsten Gudera. I just recently tried redownloading the file, and as you said it no longer indicates it has a virus. Thanks for your information!

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:36 AM
  • Hi Cloaking_Ocean,

    If a reply help you resolved issue or doubts, please remember to mark it as answer, thank you very much.

    Sincerely,

    Oscar


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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:38 AM
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  • Thank you, Thorsten Gudera. I just recently tried redownloading the file, and as you said it no longer indicates it has a virus. Thanks for your information!

    Hi,

    good to hear that. When I first had that issue, I really was kind of shocked and thought of someone hacking that internet-address. I think this is not very customer friendly since clean files are flagged as dangerous. It would be better if they created a third state "check_in_progress" or so to inform the user that a scan currently takes place.

    Regards,

      Thorsten

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:17 PM