PhotoTalks: Namexif 1.8
|GreG on 18-Jan-2020|
|Namexif 1.8 is released.
The only purpose of this release is to avoid false positive malware
The false positive warning was raised because Namexif 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 Namexif works from Windows XP to the
Since Namexif has a very small footprint, the solution was to get rid of
any windows installers and make Namexif runs straight from a double
click without any required installation.
This is done with version 1.8 downloadable here: