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VirusTotal reports false positive for open source Python software (

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Hi all,


VirusTotal states that Palo Alto Networks is flagging Syncplay v.1.70 as, which is a false positive.


Syncplay a free Python-based open source media synchronisation tool built using GitHub Actions. GitHub release:


I've uploaded the exectable as a .zip with the password infected, but you can also access it via the GirtHub release page at and more specifically


Anything you can do to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.


Lead Syncplay Developer


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please provide the information and in the format requested in this pinned post:

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File Hash: 0afb93a1baed3d9b90580b297a7f94ec46183463dda9171b1434c76141e0620c

Link to Virustotal report for the file:

Current VirustTotal Verdict: trojan / MALICIOUS

Description: This is a false positive. Syncplay is a free open source media synchronisation tool which has been publicly available since 2013, and is now at version 1.7.0. The Windows executables are generated from the Python source code using GitHub Actions. Lumo, Fortinet and Avast have already confirmed that their detections were false positives and I am waiting on the rest to respond.

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