Does anyone know if this is a false positive?
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
Where did you download the installer?
If you downloaded your Notepad++ installer from an official source (official website: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v8.4.6/ or anywhere else on notepad-plus-plus.org; official github repo https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/releases/tag/v8.4.6 ) then it was a false positive.
If it was from anywhere else, it might be suspect.
We occasionally hear of false-positives on the installers – but normally it comes in a batch just after a version is relesaed; v8.4.6 has been out for a month now. But maybe virus total updated their internal checks and introduced a new false-positive.