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 :)