I also do not have this issue with RC3.
On 2/7/2020 12:28 AM, Rosemarie
I'm not having this problem on my
system. I'm using espeak but I wonder if I should use
something else just to be on the safe side.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:14 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows defender marking NVDA a
It was NVDARemote the other week, now
it seems it's our turn for Microsoft's random unfounded
accusations. If you try to install the release candidate
of NVDA 2019.3, Windows Defender will alert you it has
found a trojan in eSpeak NG and blocked it. The install
of NVDA will fail.
As a workaround for now, you can create
a portable copy of the RC and that should run fine. You
won't be able to use eSpeak NG.
NVDA 2019.2.1 installs and runs fine,
even using eSpeak NG (it uses a different build of eSpeak
I am not sure whether this affects
Windows 7 users as well. I have reported it to Microsoft
but I would encourage everyone else to as well. To be
honest, even aside from it being our program affected,
this really annoys me. Defender has NOT found a trojan in
eSpeak, its heuristic (machine learning) has guessed that
it looks a bit suspicious and flagged it - Ok that
happens, but say that, don't say absolutely that a known
malicious software has been found.
It took a day or so to fix Defender's
virus list and have NVDARemote cleared, so I expect it
will probably be within about the same timeline this time
around. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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