On attempting to run confused assemblies using the Maximum preset, Avira Personal (guard) returns the following:
Guard: Malware found. A virus or unwanted program 'TR/ATRAPS.Gen' was found in...
This happens with a program I have written, with a process viewer, and with a simple tab control demo--three completely unrelated assemblies.
The warning occurs only if the assemblies have been confused with the Maximum preset. Normal or Aggressive presets do not elicit this warning.
Manual scans of the confused assemblies with Avira or Malwarebytes do not
throw a warning. This only happens on trying to run the assembly with Avira AntiVir Guard enabled, and typical Avira settings.
This warning occurs with or without the Memory Optimizer plugin, with or without Strong Name Key.
It would appear this is related to either Anti-Tampering Confusion, Reduce Metadata Confusion or Invalid Metadata Confusion, (though I may be mistaken).
I realize this is more a problem with Avira, but I plan to release some programs--preferably with Maximum confusion--and would like to fix this: I really don't want my programs flagged as viruses, even by mistake.