[SDL2] - Windows 10 - SDL2 Flagged As Virus By AntiVirus Software?


When running our SDL2 application on Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
our antivirus software flags the SDL2 app as a suspicious app and blocks it?

Any ideas?


I would recommend that you include a valid VERSIONINFO resource in your Windows executable, and that you sign it if you’re not already doing so. These measures aren’t guaranteed to solve the problem, but they will help establish your app’s authenticity.

Failing that, submit your app to the anti-virus vendor’s website as a false positive; they’ll modify their scanner or whitelist it. It’s just one of those irritating things that happens because of heuristic detection techniques, and is likely to get worse I’m afraid.

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