Arbitria wrote: ↑January 15th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Not exactly perfect but not closed dialogue on the agenda (sorry for my english).
Not only me, but also many, I emphasize - many, like these gadgets, including because of the color.
In fact, we see a virus in gadgets
Верхний процесс 5.2.0
Neither the Rainmeter application,
nor the reputable developer @jsmorley,
nor the gadget developer @Dudebaker (Gadgets Additions 4.2.0) have malicious code in their products (or even suspicion of it).
And the question that worries all of us remains open:
Why have your gadgets been removed from the platform DeviantArt ?!
Under such conditions, only the Rainmeter developers take on the expert responsibility and confirm the harmlessness and flawlessness of the code in gadgets for us, ordinary, non-technical users.
Sorry, there are no viruses in these as I've mentioned before. Something like 60+
AV engines scanned this and came up clean, but 2 or 3 are reporting false positives. This is mostly like due to including RainRGB, as I and others (including jsmorley) have mentioned before. Both the rmskin files mentioned in the reports include RainRGB, and this is the source of the false positive. Dudebaker's Gadgets Additions suite does not include RainRGB. The next version of the Gadgets will not use this tool anymore either; a purely Rainmeter-based color picker will be used instead.
Regarding DeviantArt, the Gadgets were removed, but they are back now. You can find them here.
DeviantArt never gave me a clear answer why they were removed. I was able to reach their support people on 3 occasions and every person gave me a different answer why they were removed. I was told: 1) I was a spammer (not bloody likely), 2) the Gadgets contained links to porn (not possible and absurd), and 3) some nonsense about containing links to 3rd party for-profit websites (also absurd and not possible). I posted the exact same files again, and magically all is OK, so clearly DeviantArt's moderation standards leave much to be desired.
Finally, your conclusions are flawed. Because 2 or 3 minor and rarely-used AV products report a problem while 60+ (including top names like Microsoft, Kaspersky, McAfee, BitDefender, etc.) do not, do not imply in any way that a problem exists. It is much more likely that those AV products are poorly designed and their results should be ignored in the face of overwhelming evidence that no problem is present.
In addition, your statement "Under such conditions, only the Rainmeter developers take on the expert responsibility and confirm the harmlessness and flawlessness of the code in gadgets for us, ordinary, non-technical users" is incorrect. It is not possible to prove a negative; I can't prove to you that something does not exist. The burden of proof actually belongs to the accuser (that would be you).
If you would like to prove this for yourself, rename the .rmskin files to .zip, delete the RainRGB executables from the zip, and then resubmit the zip files to VirusTotal. I believe you will find no issues with either of the skin files once RainRGB is removed.
(I'm not trying to be a jerk by telling you that you are the one that needs to do this. There is NOTHING I can do to prove to you there is NOT some virus present, only you can do that to prove it for yourself. You've taken the first step by submitting the files to VirusTotal, but you are not done yet...)