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shockeymoe
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CDex version 2.21 installs spyware/malware

I just did an upgrade for CDex software and it installed spyware PUA.Win32.FusionCore.SMBD.
It comes in the form of a dll called fusion.dll which is copied to the CDex Apps folder in the PortablePlatform path.
My TrendMicro scan caught it and killed it.
Can someone from PortableApps investigate?

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False Positive

Please see the support page, this is a false positive.

https://portableapps.com/support#false_positive

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You seem very confident in

You seem very confident in your reply so I will take your word for it although the TrendMicro write up seems to be accurate.
At any rate my software caught it. It seems strange to me that CDex would include a dll that can be removed without consequence.
Here is the TrendMicro page: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/threat-encyclopedia/malware/pua.win3...

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Licensing

CDex is freeware (no longer open source) and can only be distributed in its binary installer. Repackaging without permission of the publisher is illegal. So, the portable version is a live version that downloads the installer and pulls the files out. As to the claims, you can verify them below.

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Licensing

CDex is freeware (no longer open source) and can only be distributed in its binary installer. Repackaging without permission of the publisher is illegal. So, the portable version is a live version that downloads the installer and pulls the files out.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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Explained on page

It's explained on the app's homepage: https://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/cdex_portable#app-notes

And no it doesn't install malware. No releases here ever do.

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Closed, thanks

Ok John, I should have investigated further. The explanation is spot-on.
Thanks for all of the good work you all do here. I have another question but I will post it in the appropriate section.

I try to tell the truth, it's easier to remember.

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