When I install QGIS 2.14 and 2.18, Kaspersky gives me a Dangerous Object message. Below is a screen shot of the quarantine.

Is this something I need to worry about?

Dangerous Object message


This - in my humble opinion - seems to be a "false positive". I uploaded it to virustotal.com and 0 of 56 scanners gave an error (last analyis ~ 2month ago). I forced virustotal to reanalyze the file and now one scanner from 56 scanners gave an alert : Kapersky.

You should send the file to Kapersky for analysis, so they can update their virus-definition file.

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Unfortunately, these false alarms happen from time to time, for example

As Kurt already mentioned correctly, it is best to inform the antivirus provider.

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