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Cannot install after being detected as WS.Reputation.1! Is it a virus?

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No, it is simply when Symantec products determine a file has a "low reputation". This is normal for a new file, after all it cannot have a high reputation before it is even being used!

Note that the name has now changed to Heur.AdvML.B.

Symantec's explanation on how this works is here:

Clarification on WS.Reputation.1 detection

A developer's view of this situation:

WS.Reputation.1 or How Symantec ruins independent developers

And another developer view:

How to bypass Symantec’s WS.Reputation.1 System

You can check whether it is indeed a virus by submitting it to the on-line virus submission portals that use tens of virus checkers, e.g.:

VirusTotal

VirScan

 

 
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