Bitdefender Antivirus Disinfected and Quarantined Obsidian

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Steps to reproduce

Every time I updated plugins, Bitdefender antivirus disinfected and quarantined Obsidian and my vault.

Expected result

Bitdefender doesn’t consider the update as a threat

Actual result

The updated files were quarantined


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.1

Additional information

Is this related to all plugins or to one in particular?

This is most likely a false positive and I can see why Bitfender flags this a possible malware (you are essentially downloading scripts from a website).

Hi @WhiteNoise,

It has happened to all plugin updates since two days ago.

I think bitdefender is just concerned with downloading scripts from the the internet. It’s not a wrong concern. I am not sure if they have a way to report false positives or whitelist obsidian.

I had whitelisted Obsidian and my vault, but it kept happening.

I just sent the false positive report to Bitdefender.

False! The latest version available for download by the general public (not insiders), according to VirusTotal, is virus-free.

Thanks, @angellom!

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