Does the app contain a virus?

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Does the app contain a virus?

Fake No Funk
From time to time, users report that their virus scanner reports "Fakin The Funk?" as malicious.

When downloading from the official sites or, I can assure that this is a false alert.

In most cases, it is simply because the app is not very common and scanners don't trust smaller companies like mine.
They use heuristic algorithms to detect mutations of virues or look for suspicious behaviours like connecting to a website to download information.

"Fakin The Funk?" of course offers the possibility to connect to my website to check if there is a new website available.
Of course does the app scan your folders and accesses files on your computer. For some scanners, this is already a strong inidcator that the app might do bad things.

If the app is used by a lot of people and noone reports problems, then most of these warnings will disappear. However, especially in case of a new version, the alert mechanism might fire falsely...

You can inspect the file and the details of the analysis yourself at

Here is an example of this "reputation method":
Symantec: "WS.Reputation.1":

WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.