Why is Local Installing Malware on My Computer?

Issue Summary

My anti-virus is flagging a Local file as ransomware.

Sophos (my anti-virus) is flagging PHP-FPM as malware. Why is that, and what does the file do?

Troubleshooting Questions

It happens for my Local install


When I install Local, the malware is detected

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?
    – 6.5.2+6204

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • macOS Monterrey 12.6

I have the same issue on Windows . It deleted a lot of my files!!

Hi @AdamBlodgett and @scarecrow202!

Local is not installing any malware on your computer however some security and firewall applications or settings can come into conflict which we see from time to time (usually on Windows).

@AdamBlodgett to answer your question you can find more details here: PHP: FastCGI Process Manager (FPM) - Manual

@scarecrow202 Local should not be deleting anything from your computer, but it could be running into port conflicts with security features or other applications. You can check here for further troubleshooting: What is Router Mode? - Local

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.