False malware alerts appear to be resolved

Based on our testing, users’ feedback (thank you!), and scans run at virustotal.com, QSPICE false alerts from antivirus software are largely resolved. If you run into a situation where you can’t install or download, please contact me at qspice@qorvo.com. Thanks!

Hi Jeff,

Tried installing Qspice in my PC, Kaspersky antivirus software detected trojan win32 and terminated the installation process. In my office laptop cortex xdr antivirus software removed the .exe file. I tried downloading latest installation file still facing the same issue.


Which file does Kaspersky flag- a .dll or a .exe?

If XDR AV is flagging one of the .exe files, the best bet is to either get your IT folks to white list the program (most corporate AV programs allow that) or wait for the virus definition files to figure out QSPICE is not a threat.

If it’s a .dll that’s getting flagged, that’s going to impact your ability to compile C++ code models in QSPICE, so even if we released a build with no pre-compiled DLLs, this would be an issue.

Kaspersky AV is deleting including the Qspice installer. Will it help If I disable the AV for installation and enable once the software is installed.

Is Qspice software supported in Linux environment?

@Jeff_Strang ,

Muchos Gracias!

My computer with Cortex XDR stopped complaining. I can also use the update feature with complaints.



I’m using ESET Internet Security (Japan edition) on my PC. I’ve observed a few things recently:

  1. Until a few weeks ago, every time I tried to update QSPICE, malware was detected. This has stopped happening.
  2. But, when I compile my C source code into a DLL, it’s falsely detected as malware and the resulting DLL gets deleted.
    (The C source code I’m using is just one line: “n_o = n_in;”.)
  3. Interestingly, when I add the “void display()” function, which is automatically included when checking the “C++ template options”, there are no complaints.

Those are interesting findings. Thank you for the update.