Hi, so I started using portable apps recently. I deemed this website safe and assumed the code+files had been scanned in order to earn the right to be displayed here. This was until I noticed the manual Antivirus scan on the individual app page. I scanned the apps I was using and most of them were laced with something, so I just deleted everything. I think it is a pity, portable apps has a lot of potential and I considered this website my main repository. Are developers or admins doing anything to combat this?
ClamWin has a Trojan/Win32.NetWiredRC.R263581
IrfanView has a Trojan.Malware.74773669.susgen
Openshot has a VIRUS_UNKNOWN
PeaZip has a Trojan.Shelma!
Rufus has a GrayWare/Win32.Generic
The PortableApps platform is listed with a 100/100 threat score on https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/f542a53605d0ea3ed555141cbb52f47d3...
And that's just from clicking randomly and using the built-in Antivirus scan.
Maybe a few of these are "false positives", there needs to be a way to tell. I am a big fan of the idea behind this website, that everyone can keep everything they need in a USB. But right now, people's safety and integrity are put at risk.