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Virus in AES Crypt ?

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:23 pm
by scoubidou

Nine antiviruses found a virus in AES Crypt 32 bits : ... 411855159/

Is there a virus ?

Re: Virus in AES Crypt ?

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:40 am
by paulej
The file name "AESCrypt_32-bits.msi" is not a file from our site. Perhaps somebody created a file with a similar name? We have never named a file with that name. The filename we have is "AESCrypt.msi".

The current 32-bit code for Windows, if that is what you want, can be found here: ...


I looked at the site to which you referred more carefully. The file it says it inspected has an SHA-1 and SHA-256 hash that match the 32-bit AESCrypt.msi file. So, that is the right file. However, there is no virus in that installer. I see on the page things like "RiskWare [RiskTool: not-a-virus] /Win32.Crypter". I have no idea what that means, but it labels the software as "RiskWare", perhaps because the installer is not signed? Whatever the case, it then says "not-a-virus". So, they know it's not a virus, but I'm not sure why it complains.

I guess the virus scanning tools out there are just getting more ignorant.

Re: Virus in AES Crypt ?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:17 pm
by Perlmutter
That's scary Paul, eset flagged it for me too. My mistake for for not downloading from the official source.