Window Defender and Sophos Home both report Urbackup as severe threat


#1


Virus:DOS/EICAR_Test_File
Alert Level : Severe
Status: Quarantined
Date 4/19/2019

Recommened action: Remove threat now
Catagory: Virus
Details: This program is dangerous and replicates by infecting other files.

Affected items: file: F:\Urbackup\urbackup_tmp_files\1

Ok, getting these warnings from Windows Defender and Sophos Home Premium on two different computers.
Downloaded my server and client from Urbackup.org. Am I getting false positives or is something going on. Downloaded and installed yesterday.


#2

If you read that red message in the background you’ll see that UrBackup server complains about F:\UrBackup not being excluded from on-access virus scanning. To check that it writes a virus test file (that’s why it says Test_File in the virus description https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file).
So you should exclude at least F:\Urbackup\urbackup_tmp_files from on-access scanning.


#3

Thank You