[tex-live] Virus alerts from TL2009 (again)

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 15 02:13:52 CEST 2010

On 9 April 2010 03:15, Peter Denisevich <pdenis2 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I, too, get alerts from Sophos and so I copied the Windows .exe's and .dlls
> to my Linux box and scanned them with 3 other AVs.
> F-Prot found nothing, but ClamAV and AVG both reported the same files as
> Sophos: dviout.exe, psv.exe, and texworks.exe
> It is somewhat disconcerting that 3 out of 4 antivirus scanners tested pick
> out the same 3 files.  Are the scanners all using the same (false)
> signatures.  [I would
> expect that would lead to patent/copyright problems...]

These are definitely false positives.  However, I have little hope
that these scanners will get ever fixed, so I recompiled the binaries
in question with a different tool chain and now they pass through all
39 scanners on www.virustotal.com.  Please try and report any



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