I got a complaint from my web hosting provider today about a download showing as malware. I tried recompiling it with the latest version of AutoIt3 stable release. It still trips VirusTotal.
Going through the list of zip files on my site it seems that quite a high percentage run afoul of one or more of the scanners that glom onto VirusTotal. This leaves me with the choice to either chase my tail registering programs as false positives, in which case another scanner can just pop up out of the woodwork to make me endlessly submit this crap. Or I will have to only post source code.
The trouble with source code is include files. If I use any routines written by someone else, now I am in the predicament of being dependent on their code availability, updates, breakage etc..
So the short of it is the handwriting on the wall seems to indicate the direction will be posting utilities in source code only written by myself that can be contained in a single file.
Since most people want to download things and use them, this will likely reduce to a fraction those who will use my programs.
Alternatively, I can continue to put stuff on Softpedia, and just chuck the web hosting. But then I have no site of my own to point to.
Such fun giving stuff away ain't it?
It looks like as far as my own page goes, it will likely be that the surviving downloads will be single file source code in AHK. I don't relish endlessly rescanning every executable I have hosted to see what passes VirusTotal that day. More and more it seems the web is more hassle that it is worth. It's nothing more than a shopping catalog it seems.