Malware detected on sending or receiving Scrivener files via email.

Hi,

My friend couldn’t send me his script to read via email as it got intercepted as malware by my provider. I had to turn off my protection to receive it! See how the email then came in - attached here.

Similarly, I couldn’t send it back to him - after I’d made some comments/amendments, as my provider wouldn’t let it be sent due to the malware detection.

I can get round it by sending via gmail - but that isn’t the point.

I have the latest version - and I made him update - re-boot and restart his - but it hasn’t helped.

Any suggestions:

a) how he can clear the problem his end, or
b) how I can ‘clean’ the file to send back till he does.

PS. Files written from scratch from my side seem to be fine
Screenshot 2019-07-18 at 15.36.00.png
Malware Scriv.pdf (16.2 KB)
Malware Scriv.pdf (16.2 KB)

What’s in the project?

A brand new Scrivener project – with no user data – contains several subfolders, an XML file used to build the Binder, and maybe a few RTF files depending on which template was used. Anything else is entirely the responsibility of the user.

Katherine

Nothing else. Just a Scrivener screenplay

I’d report this to your security software as a false positive. Unless there’s something wonky in the Research part of the project, the files in question are just text.

Katherine