No argument from me on this. Any AV flag like this is a turn off (for any coin).
This could be addressed in several ways…
My opinion is that (eventually) not every person will run a full QT or cli node.
Just like Bitcoin (20GB block download), this becomes an end user nightmare. The management and storage requirements continue to escalate. and most people simply don’t need to. These would be used by power users and end-services (yes, there will be some who want to).
At the moment, it is required for staking and that reward is the incentive for securing the network (just like miners on Bitcoin). As you know, not all participants in Bitcoin are miners, and not all users operate a QT wallet hence my original thought on not all users will maintain a Reddcoin full wallet
In general, the electrum based wallets will be the next best option for the average user.
In regards to the AV flag.
It is a necessary evil, for the point i raised above.
Any code, in any software that can run as a (CPU) miner, intentional or not should be flagged.
In the bad 'ol days of CPU mining, it was very easy to inject a miner onto every CPU(GPU) platform to build a mining farm.
As a network administrator, i would not want someone trying to run a mining bot net with out being flagged.