We are getting reports of Kaspersky blocking installations of AppStudio. Users get a message like this:
It’s a False Detection: there is no problem with AppStudio. Kaspersky is misinterpreting something in our installer as a threat.
The procedure when this happens is for us to upload a copy of our software to their site so they can examine it. I’m not sure why it has to be our problem to fix, but we have done so a couple of times. There has been no response from Kaspersky.
This is complicated by the fact that we update AppStudio frequently, especially after a new release. They may mark a build as good, but we issue a new one a few days later.
Until we hear something, we recommend you turn off Kaspersky when installing AppStudio, or use another anti virus app.
Update: William Robinson suggests the following workaround:
Click on the settings cog (Bottom left hand corner)
Click on protection (Second listing on left)
Click on Firewall
Click on Configure Application Rules (Bottom left corner)
Scroll down to any NSB logo’s and Right Click and set to Allow
All should be good after this.
Update 2: There are reports of similar messages from Microsoft Security, AVG and Norton.
Update 3: There are reports of problems with Quick Heal Total Security as well. Whitelisting AppStudio solves the problem.
Update 4: Avast as well.
Update 5: You might think before you install AV software. These companies sometimes collect and sell your data, which is pretty much the opposite of you would expect. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation