Antivirus (Sophos) flagged cuda-injection.dll as a threat

Our antivirus flagged the file cuda-injection.dll as malicious. Our system admin wants to know what this file is for and if it is safe to add to the antivirus exclusion list.

It is located in

c:\program files\nvidia corporation\nsight compute 2019.1\target\windows-desktop-win7-x64\cuda-injection.dll

And the antivirus is Sophos - with the threat flagged as type ML/PE-A



This is the library that gets injected into a process in order to hook into the CUDA driver events. As long as it is the original file, as provided by NVIDIA, you are safe.