After 1.6 Update Malwarebytes reports Unify.exe as ransomware
I had to add to the virus scanner allowable exceptions to get around this. Malwarebytes tries to quarantine both the deskstop shortcut and the standalone exe. Is anyone able to confirm that there is no threat?
I have a theory: MalwareBytes itself is ransomware. Every software vendor in the world must submit their installers/binaries to them for analysis, or their software will scream that it's going to blow up the user's computer and come for their children in the night.
Seriously, these malware-detection apps use such primitive algorithms, and the number of malware variants is now so great, that they are basically fighting a losing battle. At some point, every new installer for every piece of software from every company will get flagged as malware.
Is anyone able to confirm that there is no threat?
Well, I'm the developer. I wrote every line of Unify, and I don't use any third-party libraries or frameworks which have changed since earlier releases of Unify, so if there's any malware hidden in there (unlikely, since they're all open-source), it hasn't bitten anyone yet.
Thanks for the reassurance. I also updated Reaper today and guess what? Yes, Malwarebytes also reported that as ransomware.
I use Malwarebytes both at work, and at home on quite a few computers, and have never had it report any software (including Unify) as ransomware. Perhaps you are infected with ransomware and it is infecting other files.