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AR# 60360

2014.x Install - rdi_xsdkw.exe is flagged as Virus / Malware

Description

When installing Vivado Design Suite 2014.x, my antivirus software reports an SDK related executable (rdi_xsdkw.exe) as Virus / Malware.

Solution

The rdi_xsdkw.exe executable was compiled by the Xilinx software build, and the file shipped to customers matches (same checksum) the file created by the build.

Xilinx has reported this file to Symantec and AVG as a "false positive" and they have verified and agreed to remove the file as a threat in future versions of their anti-virus tools.

Note: With each new version of Vivado, rdi_xsdkw.exe is recompiled. 

Therefore it contains a new identity and checksum and may be flagged again by anti-virus programs even though it had been previously removed.
 
 
AR# 60360
Date Created 04/21/2014
Last Updated 01/30/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.1