PhotoTalks: HTTPhotos 4.5
|GreG on 13-Jan-2020|
|HTTPhotos 4.5 is released.
The only purpose of this release is to avoid false positive virus
The false positive warning was raised because HTTPhotos was distributed
using NSIS Windows installer.
As explained here on McAfee:
windows installer can be used to propagate a malware.
This doesn't mean NSIS is the culprit, NSIS is a well known Windows
Installer existing since a long time, a description can even be found on
Unfortunately, switching to some other Windows Installers was not fixing
the problem since the concept of an installer is always the same:
unpacking some compressed files.
In addition, some windows installers work only for Windows 10 and not
prior releases or vice versa, while HTTPhotos works from Windows XP to
the latest version.
Since HTTPhotos has a very small footprint, the solution was to get rid
of any windows installers and make HTTPhotos runs straight from a double
click without any required installation.
This is done with version 4.5 downloadable here: