it is highly probable that its a false warning because of to high heuristic
I don't even give my Windows dev box internet access. Learned my lesson after Blaster on XP SP0, haven't trusted it since.
The executable is clean, but your virus scanner is worthless garbage; that still doesn't realize we live in a post-signature world. AVs need to rely on heuristics (what the program actually tries to do / access), not marking any binary with 'UPX' in it as a virus.
If you want, run upx -d bsnes_v040.exe, and the warning should go away.
Vista keep asking me for permission on bsnes with upx. After I build one without upx the problem went away. Wtf is that all about anyway?
Don't know. Not a problem with the Windows 7 beta.
Specialized compression for executables is a defunct idea. UPX on both the user and developer end consumes more time than it saves.
I have to agree. 7zip or RAR for distribution would be better, imho.
Good idea. Let's distribute the single-file bsnes.exe inside an archive format that 90% of computers don't even have, so it can't run directly after download, and make the resulting distribution 10-15% bigger so it eats even more bandwidth. And for bonus points, slower hard drives will take a speed hit having to load 11MB from disk instead of 2.4MB.
We've covered this already, I'm happy with UPX. You can remove it if you want.