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McAfee thinks Crossover 19 is malware...
Richard Carr
Richard Carr
Posted 2020-01-07 06:07
A colleague has McAfee installed and it's reporting that Crossover 19 is malware! I'll try to attach a screenshot of the messages but it may not work. It is showing things like vdmdbg.dll, ver.dll16, win87em.dll16, winners.drv16, etc. as "Trojan". They are in the folder.

Does anyone else run McAfee with version 19? I don't. For my money, it's malware all by itself.πŸ˜€

Francisco Madeira
Francisco Madeira Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2020-01-07 07:00
All false positives.

It’s a known problem, Codeweavers are trying to solve it

I agree with you, McAfee is crap. I do not use any AV software on my Mac

Anna Lasky
Anna Lasky  Staff Member
Posted 2020-01-07 08:21
This is currently a huge headache for us.  In the meantime, I have written up a tutorial that your collegue can use to whitelist all of the necessary locations to protect CrossOver from AV software here:

I don't remember if McAfee is one that will delete CrossOver files without asking in advance, but in any case this should prevent the false positives from showing up :)  And yes, I agree that AV software should not delete files without giving the user any way of disabling that feature without entirely disabling the software  πŸ˜€
Posted 2020-01-08 01:23
I recommend following the advice of the very NSFW (and therefore not linked to here) YouTube video by John McAfee, "How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus"

Arlene Horowitz
Arlene Horowitz
Posted 2020-01-16 12:00
FYI, the proposed fixes for AVG by means of excluding those three files only worked "sort of."
FYI, Poppeeper would not download gmail, only yahoo and netzero.  
I "excluded" the bottles, but gmail just would not load.
As soon as I uninstalled AVG again, voila.  Gmail came back.

Close, but no cigar.  Bummer.

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