FreeRTOS: Virus?

The discussion about using FreeRTOS has come up at my day job in recent years, so a month or two ago I downloaded it from the official website with plans to take a look at it.

I never got around to it, but today our IT department contacted me about its removal from my system. The download was flagged to contain a virus. I am sharing this information here so it will show up in search engines:

Severe Gen:Variant.Tedy.307215 - Virus.Generic - Deleted

File - C:Users<username>DownloadsFreeRTOSv202212.00FreeRTOSv202212.00FreeRTOSDemoWIN32-MSVCDebugRTOSDemo.exe

md5: 2F1699A8E9DE9D946FD6DDCC4BCC2F45

It appears all I did was open the project and build it in Visual Studio. Nothing else on the system was flagged, and we use Visual Studio to build two of our in-house apps, so I am curious why this happened.

Anyone seen this? Please leave a comment.

Stay safe :)

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