Ticket #40489

MinGW-get-setup.exe creates files blocked by Bitdefender

Open Date: 2020-06-17 22:27 Last Update: 2020-06-18 22:21

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Hi. I recently downloaded mingw-get-setup.exe. The problem is that the files that I create with a .cpp extension are blocked by the antivirus installed on my computer, Bitdefender.


Windows 10

gcc version 9.2.0 (MinGW.org GCC Build-20200227-1)

GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.32

Microsoft shell - cmd.exe

MinGW version 0.6.3-pre-20170905-1

I receive this message:

C:\Users\Maria\Desktop>g++ hello.cpp c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/9.2.0/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot open output file a.exe: Permission denied collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status

I am trying to compile and execute some files locally and this is not the first time I run into this problem. In the past, I decided to use an online compiler after observing that it doesn’t work locally, but it turns out I need to use MinGW in the end.

The antivirus warns about this after trying to turn a file into an executable:

The file C:\Users\Maria\Desktop\a.exe is infected with Gen:Variant.Ursu.852514 and was moved to quarantine. It is recommended that you run a System Scan to make sure your system is clean.

I don't know if it is safe to add this warning to exceptions, so that the antivirus ignores it. I thought that maybe it can be a false alarm from the antivirus.

If there is some information about this topic, is it possible that I receive a link on with how to deal with this problem?

Thanks for your time!

Ticket History (2/2 Histories)

2020-06-17 22:27 Updated by: sofia190
  • New Ticket "MinGW-get-setup.exe creates files blocked by Bitdefender" created
2020-06-18 22:21 Updated by: keith
  • Resolution Update from None to Invalid
  • Status Update from Open to Closed

Firstly, mingw-get-setup.exe does not create files — it installs mingw-get, and nothing more. It most certainly is not responsible for creating a.exe.

If, what you really mean is that you ran mingw-get-setup.exe, to install mingw-get, subsequently used mingw-get to install a compiler suite, which you then used to compile your own a.exe and BitDefender doesn't like that ... well that's hardly a problem with mingw-get, much less with mingw-get-setup.exe. My own view is that this is a BitDefender issue — most likely a false positive detection. In any case, it isn't a MinGW issue; you need to make your own decision about how much faith you put in BitDefender ... we cannot help you with that.

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