Antivirus shows `Conduit` as threat when running wallet [solved, Bytefence antivirus problem]

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#1

When i run Cardano wallet, Bytefence show like this. It’s locate in logs folder of Cardano.


#2

Just to add context


#3

@nguyenh93, can you please tell us where exactly in “Cardano” did you find this file?


#4

C:\Program Files\Daedalus\resources\app\installers.stack-work\logs
It’s shows on this. I don’t know why anti-virus shows as a threat.


#5

I think Bytefence might confuse this file with a “web browser search hijacker” malware of the same name: https://help.bytefence.org/remove-conduit-com

But I don’t have access to a windows machine atm to check whether my installation contains the same file. MacOs installation - does not.

If someone is on Windows right now and have Daedalus of the latest version - check if you have this file, please.


#6

Ok, @nguyenh93, we got confirmation that other people also have this file in their system (https://t.me/CardanoGeneral/16419) and also have ESET antivirus on max. security settings and it causes no problems.

“conduit-1.3.0” itself is a legit software library - https://www.stackage.org/lts-11.1/package/conduit-1.3.0.1

So I think it’s the Bytefence issue for confusing this file with a malware of the same name :slight_smile: You may try to add this file into “ignore list” if Bytefence allows it.


#7

Thanks for your answer. I added it to ignore list as you said. Thanks a lot.