Please, note that it's only McAffee that detects our software as "artemis" (a virus) and this is a false positive. We currently have a response from McAfee that they are considering our false positive report.
As for other detections, these are "riskware", "not-a-virus", "potentially dangerous" etc. It means that the program by its nature is dangerous (remote access software) if misused. Although we usually ask a/v software vendors to also remove that classification, but it's up to them whether to mark a certain program as such or not.
Hope that helps. Don't hesitate to ask me if you have other questions.
We received a response from them just now. They say that's it's still "malware". Funny thing is - they call the threat "Undetermined malware" and they don't even give any details as for what type/class of "malware" it is.
Allan Knox wrote: By way of an update, I have just successfully downloaded the zip file on Internet Explorer and it not only downloaded without a qualm, but also passed an inbound file security scan.
The last time when Google/Chrome detected our zip archive as "malware" , a couple of months ago, they responded to our request very quickly and removed the false positive within hours. So we hope they will be as quick this time.
Strangely enough, they don't detect Viewer and Host as such , although the zip archive is nothing more than just the same Viewer and Host msi files zipped. It seems like they don't even look at the contents, and simply "detect by name".
Yes, this is a so-called "not-a-virus" category. The file is not necessarily deleted, Kaspersky is only warning the user that the software is "potentially dangerous" meaning that it can be dangerous if misused.