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To be honest, I have excluded all blindness related programs from
games to screen readers because of false positives like this.
I even went out of my way about 3 years back to get a duel drive
The second drive has all my portable games and audio as well as
other data on it.
That drive is excluded from scanning by all antivirus and
There are many program files folders with games and blindness
related software which are also excluded.
This is an utter shitty and crappy, non wize and unsecure
solution but its either that or disable all antivirus and security
software and pray to god that I don't get a virus.
Of any real importance is my downloads, and bar that I do clear
my temperary files and othher junk files with ccleaner each
session I do online to minimise things some what.
Even so, bar bgt it seems that a lot of accessibility software
can have virus like activity.
After mozilla and their stance on firefoxx and the fact the
accessibility features could be used for no good things with a
solution to disable them if not in use, I switched to waterfox.
But while I like chrome it can have issues and I have heard those
I may have to switch to firefox because waterfox is going nowhere
fast, though I will be putting a separate topic in chat about
On 24/05/2021 1:45 pm, David Goldfield
Hello. Using Windows 10 Pro, 21 H1 with
NVDA 2020.4. I’m also using the Acapela addon with several
voices, including the Colibri bundle which is a collection of
their lower quality voices. Recently, my instance of
MalwareBytes Premium 4.3.0 detected a file in the Colibri
package as malware. I reported this to Acapela but so far I’ve
received no response. I attempted to report this on their File
Detection forum which is where they ask for such reports.
Their site has a few accessibility challenges but I’m more or
less able to get around them but my message will not be
accepted, for reasons which are not entirely clear to me as
they have no accessible error handling. Writing to
generates an automated response advising me to submit support
tickets online, which is what I just attempted to do prior to
sending the email. Aside from removing MalwareBytes from my
system, which is very tempting, I’d like some other
suggestions as to how I can report this. I’m considering using
Virustotal to see how many other red flags they report and
that if few are found I can just add the offending file to
MB’s allow list. However, this won’t really solve the problem
of MB reporting this as malware if, in fact, it is not.
Here is the relevant extract from MB’s
notification about this.
-Blocked Malware Details-
C:\Users\david\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\Acapela TTS Voices
for NVDA - CO voices\bin\Colibri.dll,
The problematic Colibri bundle can be found
here. However, the main Acapela driver must also be
installed in order for the bundle to even work.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
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