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Sublime Text build 4152 for Windows flagged as malicious


I’m a long time owner of Sublime Text and use it on Windows and Linux. It’s my number one text editor, thank you for such a great product.

I saw build 4152 was released last week and was eager to install it on my various platforms. But I noticed VirusTotal is flagging the Windows installer as malicious, see results here:

I know there are often false alarms when it comes to installers but just wanted to bring it to someone’s attention. Is this something we need to be concerned about?





I’m downloading it from and checked the signature. Yes same here, Windows Defender does NOT detect anything.



Then I’d say it’s a false positive.



I’m sure it’s a false positive, but just a heads up that I’m also experiencing Sublime Text and Merge getting flagged, but by Windows Defender and so are a couple of other people I work with.

I only experience this on my work computer, and don’t have any issues on my home one, despite running Windows Defender on both of them. Very weird/dumb behaviour on Defender’s part. I spoke to a network admin and they said that Defender is complaining about the signature, even though I can’t find any evidence of a problem using either signtool or DigiCert Certificate Utility.