Anti-virus software doesn't like alternative browsers
Some anti-virus software seems to think Vivaldi is a virus and has a great way of detecting it:
We have done a little investigation of our own and it seems that the various antivirus software companies are triggering a response on our company name within the installer. If we misspell it slightly, e.g. by removing a letter in "Vivaldi Technologies" and making it "Vivaldi Technlogies", the issue simply goes away.
Vivaldi seems to think it's funny, though:
•Windows: 32-bit (official) | 64-bit (experimental)
•Windooows: 32-bit (a test build made with awesme technlogy)
•There are spelling mistakes in this blog post
This is the first time I've heard of a bug being fixed by adding an @accalia
That's funny, because according to that website the only antiviruses that give a false positive are three irrelevant ones (ALYac, AegisLab, and Rising).
Still a major WTF. How does the name of a legitimate company get blacklisted? And who thought that blacklisting an installer by company name was a good idea in the first place?
Also, it doesn't matter whether those vendor are irrelevant. Being blacklisted anywhere is a major PR problem. Plus, there are people like you who use sites like virustotal, they'll be confused.
How does the name of a legitimate company get blacklisted?
Because the name may have been used by a malware vendor in the past?
And who thought that blacklisting an installer by company name was a good idea in the first place?
Probably the same people who thought that files named
setup.exeshould get special treatment ...