An Antivirus Application is a useful tool for many Windows PC Users, because it protects against virus and trojans.
Unfortunately these application are not perfect and often detect so-called False/Positives. SIM Dashboard is affected by those issues from time to time too.
SIM Dashboard contains some in-built features, which can result in such a wrong detection:
If the SIM Dashboard Software is detected as potential Virus, Malware or Trojan by your Anti Virus application, this is a false report which you need to ignore.
To (continue) use/using the application you may need to disable your Antivirus Software during the installation of SIM Dashboard and add an exception for SIM Dashboard in your Anti Virus Application, so that my application can continue to run.
WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.
The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.
As described above, it reports a potential risk without having detected a real virus, just because the number of installations of this version of my software is below a certain threshold at this time!
Kaspersky Total Security: UDS:Trojan.Win32
It creates a pseudo virus name and report a hoax based on heuristics and number of installations.
Microsoft Defender: "Trojan:Win32/Azden.A!cl"
Another example of a false positive which uses a reputation score, that is resolved after enough users have flagged the application as secure.
Mc Afee: "Artemis..."
McAfee classifies unknown files (in this case a new Version of SIM Dashboard) which contain potential dangerous behavior (in this case: Readout of other Games data) as potential malware. This "Feature" is called McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (Artemis). In this case you need to add an exception to McAfee. If enough users have added such an exception the file is classified as secure.
virustotal.com is an easy way to check an sofware online for virus and malware. Select the tab URL on the virustotal.com Website and enter the link to the current installation paket there to run a check.
Older Versions of the Application are usually already flagged as secure. If you have problems with the latest version, try to install the previous Version and don't update until the latest version is out for some time.
Download previous version 184.108.40.206