It could be a false positive from Malwarebytes. I am not sure how to verify it one way or the other.
I forwarded this to Hikvision. Recently, they have not been responding to our technical requests but I am hoping they take this report seriously.
IPVMU Certified | 06/17/16 05:53pm
You could go to VirusTotal and upload the player and it will check various different antivirus programs.
May be a false positive but this would be a good way to know for sure.
IPVMU Certified | 06/17/16 05:54pm
I agree it could be a false positive, but how many times has this been reported with other brands?
I once wrote a simple Windows program in C++ that did nothing more than pop up an empty window. In fact it was unmodified code from Microsoft's Visual Studio MFC wizard. So I knew for a fact that it contained no viruses (I had the full source code and compiled it myself.) I submitted it for Virus scanning to virustotal.com and it scanned it with about 40 or so different virus scanners and from memory, two of them came back positive - which of course was wrong. So false positives are perhaps more common than you think.
FWIW, I've had a few different police departments report that 3xLogic's Vigil DV Player gave them a virus warning, but it's never been consistent, and I've never been able to gather enough examples to tell if it was related to the version of DV Player, or the specific scanner they were using (none have ever been willing or able to disclose that information).
Either way, it's always been a false positive.
I suspect with the Vigil player it may be related to the fact it installs a third-party codec... maybe the same problem with the HIK player?
Pro Focus LLC | 07/05/16 03:09pm
Hikvision has reached out to me to confirm this was a false positive. They asked that I followed up to mention this.