As can be expected, I have anti-virus software on my computer. For the most part, I like it. It helps keep my computer happy and running. But… I had to override the default settings. It wants to “auto-sandbox” any program file for which the “file prevalence/reputation is low.” Essentially, it wants to “wall off” any program that doesn’t already have a lot of users. As one thing I like to do is write my own software, this poses a bit of a problem. So I had to turn off that particular feature.
Apparently, most people don’t write their own software. It comes as rather a surprise to me, too. As a result, not only were the programs that I was trying to write getting flagged as “suspicious,” the development software that I use was as well.
I also have something of a dream of someday being able to sell licenses to some of the software I write. I realize that that is probably a long-shot anyway. But I don’t need the added hurdle of software spuriously calling it a virus.