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Sign Node.js add-ons (.node) to prevent antivirus false detections

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  • Etcher version:
  • Operating system and architecture: Windows 7 Pro 64, i5-4310U
  • Image flashed: none
  • Do you see any meaningful error information in the DevTools? no

I have unzipped to an empty directory on Windows 7 Pro 64. Then I clicked on Etcher.exe. The program execution was terminated immediately by Symantec Endpoint Protection that is commonly used in the corporate environment. The Symantec program quarantined the lzma_native.node file.

Risk: WS.Reputation.1 Filename: lzma_native.node Type: Quarantine Original location: c:\Users.… Status: Infected Date: 6/13/2017 5:13 PM File Create Date: 5/12/2017 2:43 AM

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Comments:11 (8 by maintainers)

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jhermsmeiercommented, Jun 22, 2017

@masieran btw, the whitelisting request came through, and they’ve added the binary in question – so this particular release shouldn’t cause trouble anymore.

jviotticommented, Jun 21, 2017

So it seems that we can sign *.node files as well, and node loads them just fine, so I’ll rename this issue to reflect the task of signing add-ons.

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