Anti Virus Detection

It has come to my attention that several Anti Virus makers have marked my files as infected, including Google.

It is my decision that contacting over 60 vendors or even a portion thereof every time AutoIt core is updated or I release a new version is a complete waste of my time.

If you would like to learn more about this issue, go here.


If you feel that running my files is a huge risk for you then don’t run them… End of story.

However, if you would like to use MKVCleaver I can offer the following advice from the easiest to the hardest:

  1. Ignore the warnings and run the files. I can vouch for my own files and promise you that there is not an ounce of malware present. Please make sure that the MD5 hashes match before running them.

  2. Run the app from source without compiling it. See how here.

  3. Compile your own executable from source. See how here.

There are a few issue with approach 2:

  1. Update notification will not work.

  2. Application versioning will not work.

  3. The icons and several other resource related functions will not work in about window.

  4. MKVCleaver will always be running in the installer mode. Meaning that all configuration files will be stored in the user’s profile under AppData (see help file for more details on the exact path).

There may be other issues that I’m not aware of at the moment.