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McAfee always found Virus when I use pyinstaller3 to pack my Python script

when i use pyinstaller3 to pack my python script(with PYQT5), McAfee always alert me the runw.exe file found virus and then delete this bootloader file .

the pyinstaller is download from official website , i have no idea why this happen , and also i try this with my workmates computer , same thing happen .

so could you pls help me to settle this problem ?

thank you very much .

3 Replies

Re: McAfee always found Virus when I use pyinstaller3 to pack my Python script

@Parker2332 

Please let us know which version of McAfee is installed on your device.

Regards
Siva

Re: McAfee always found Virus when I use pyinstaller3 to pack my Python script

@Parker2332 

We request you to follow our article and exclude the Python files/application from the Real time scanning and check the issue status

Regards
Siva

Re: McAfee always found Virus when I use pyinstaller3 to pack my Python script

Hey @Parker2332,

I did some digging around and found that people also had some other issues of it getting detected as a Trojan by AVG and when the file is put into Virus Total it came back with 11/61 AV’s thought this was a Trojan. I know this isn’t the answer you’re probably looking for, just wanted to give you more information on your problem.

Edit: Apparently the person who wrote the article files made a claim to AVG and they responded fairly quickly, analyzing the file and saying it’s not a virus so you should be good. (Here’s a link to the website where I read the article if you want to have a look)

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43777106/program-made-with-pyinstaller-now-seen-as-a-trojan-hors...

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