Subject Re: Anti-Virus False Positives
From Andy Taylor <>
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:36:56 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started


Thanks for the news update. However... it's a difficult situation.

MSE is a free product and has been replaced in versions of windows 8 onwards by the built-in Windows Defender.
I use windows 10 and can confirm that I can download compiled dBase exe's without an issue.

How could dBase support do anything other than complain to MS?
MS is unlikely to change anything for a product that is free and well on the way to being unsupported (like Windows 7, XP, etc)

So, to be honest, I don't see this as a hugely serious issue.  It is certainly annoying but perhaps it's an opportunity to suggest
to clients that they need to be moving away from MSE as an anti-virus tool... MS certainly has.  There are other free AV tools


> It appears that if someone uses Microsoft Security Essentials and they try to download a compiled dBase program, it states that it has a virus and deletes it!  I also see on the internet that the same thing is happening when trying to download the runtime engine.
> I notified dBase Support, but they say that there is nothing they can do about it!
> This is a very serious issue!!!