Windows installation contains a virus?


#1

Any reason why Windows 10 believes the kicad-4.0.7-x86_64.exe contained a virus and deletes it?
The URL used on 7/1 was http://downloads.kicad-pcb.org/windows/stable/kicad-4.0.7-x86_64.exe
I am posting this as this is I have never received these message before and quite frankly, stunned.
Maybe there is a problem with the bytestream pattern resonating with Windows defender?


#2

Yes, false positive. Happens a lot.


#3

Thanks for update. 32 bit installed no issues.


#4

I’m going to recommend that you uninstall KiCad V4 and remove everything that Windoze thinks is related to it. Hint: Do a search for here on the forum for Environment Variables.

Then instal the newest nightly build. There is no good reason to start with V4 when the V5 launch started today; as you will spend timing learning V4 only to have to relearn what is different in V5 once the launch is finished and it becomes the “Official Stable”.


#5

Hold your horses. All that happened is one more developer step (hopefully the last one) before the release. See my comments on this other thread.


#6

okay…

BTW, a “launch” is the most current means to get to the end; it does not mean that the end has been achieved.


#7

A “launch” is also a type of boat… Not sure what your point is.


#8

“Launch” in the context being discussed here, means to introduce something new to the public for the first time. Clearly KiCad V5 has not been “launched”.


#9

Since the OP question has been answered, and Sprig has hijacked it for his own purposes I will close it.


#10