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Getbhavcopy 2.1.6a problems ?

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM

PLEASE READ THE UPDATE BELOW


Many users have reported that Getbhavcopy 2.1.6a is not working/not starting/being reported as a virus. If you are faciing this issue then I assure you that there is no virus in Getbhavcopy. Version 2.1.6a was compiled on a brand new machine where Visual Studio C# 2010 is the the fist thing I installed - to get Getbhavcopy running for the community.


So then why is it being treated as a virus ?


That is a good question and for that I strongly recommend you read a bit about 'How antivirus software works" - search it on google.


Basically I am using ILMerge (to merge some dlls) and then using  ConfuserEX (an open source obfuscator) to protect my merged exe. It is this protection layer that I add using ConfuserEX which is causing this exe to be treated as a virus. This is the change I implemented for the first time in 2.1.6a.


This is a known issue with confuserEX

http://github.com/yck1509/ConfuserEx/issues/17


So what do i do ?

I plan to take this up with the antivirus companies, but that will take time. Till they whitelist their definitions, it would be best to add an exception to your antivirus software. Do a google search "add exception to <your antivirus software name>" and follow those instructions.


Update - 19 Dec 2015 - New binaries of 2.1.6a released

Since the previous release of 2.1.6a was being falsely detected as virus, I configured ConfuserEX in a way that it would not pack the executable. So far while checking at VirusTotal it is not reporting an issue.

So the download section is updated with the new version of 2.1.6a which can alos be downloaded from

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2BQ6_qaluU1bENjdGJjUkMzekE/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">Download from Google Drive

Download from 4 Shared

MD5 Hash of the zip file - eb6c18b7c6c20c3c398e0ebfef3cd87b

I recommend everyone to redownload version 2.1.6a and hopefully this time it should not be detected as a virus.




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7 Comments

Reply shashank
1:30 PM on December 23, 2015 
Thanks Hemen downloaded sucessfully new version.
Reply shashank
1:10 PM on December 23, 2015 
unable to download from 4 shared. please do help somebody
Reply sandilyankumar
9:07 AM on December 22, 2015 
pls upload downloaded data upto 21 dec
Reply Hemen
3:56 AM on December 19, 2015 
MahadevJanamatti says...
Dear Hemen Kapadia,
I have made donations as under


Thanks for the donation, please download the new binaries for 2.1.6 as per the update of 19 Dec 2015 mentioned above. Hopefully it should not be detected as virus anymore.
Reply Hemen
3:52 AM on December 19, 2015 
New exes for 2.1.6a released at the above links, so please re-download 2.1.6a and hopefully the virus issue should not be faced with this file.
Reply Prasanna G Kulkarni
9:43 AM on December 18, 2015 
Hello Sir,

I use a company machine, hence do not have access to the Antivirus interface to add exception. Can you please kindly allow for the previous version to also run till Antivirus adds an exception. I would be a great help.

Best Regards,
Prasanna
Reply MahadevJanamatti
7:37 AM on December 18, 2015 
Dear Hemen Kapadia,
I have made donations as under
Reference Number N352150115613598
From Account 00531000098980
Beneficiary Name Hemen Kapadia
Beneficiary IFSC Code MAHB0000978
Beneficiary Account Number / Credit Card Number 20008315209
Bank Name BANK OF MAHARASHTRA
Transfer Amount 250.00
Transfer Description Donation
Mode of Communication SMS
Communication detail 9845202592
Please I need latest version of Getbhavcopy software.
Please send me easy Zip download link,
I will be grateful to you.
regards
MahadevJanamatti