I have just installed Synfig (SynfigStudio-1.4.4-2023.03.30-win64-b8d62.exe) and along the way, my local Sophos antivirus software warned me that it did not trust the following files and so quarantined them…
Potentially unwanted application detected
These applications are not malicious but has potentially unwanted behaviour, and will be quarantined…
Generic ML PUA: C:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\gspawn-win64-helper.exe
Generic ML PUA: C:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\gspawn-win64-helper-console.exe
Generic ML PUA: C:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders.exe
Generic ML PUA: C:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\gdk-pixbuf-pixdata.exe
As you can see, Sophos identifies these files as belonging to a family of ‘Generic ML PUA’ as described here.
I was wondering about others’ experience like this and I am keen to understand quite what Potentially Unwanted Application action I might be letting myself in for?