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Re: False positive in emacs-22.2-bin-i386.zip?

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: False positive in emacs-22.2-bin-i386.zip?
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:39:33 +0100
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Angelo Graziosi wrote:
After unpacking
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/emacs-22.2-bin-i386.zip, running under

$ clamscan -r emacs-22.2

the result is:

emacs-22.2/bin/ddeclient.exe: Trojan.Hijacker.Qhost FOUND
emacs-22.2/bin/digest-doc.exe: Trojan.Hijacker.Qhost FOUND
emacs-22.2/bin/hexl.exe: Trojan.Hijacker.Qhost FOUND
emacs-22.2/bin/sorted-doc.exe: Trojan.Hijacker.Qhost FOUND

I fed ddeclient.exe to the online scanner at http://virusscan.jotti.org/ (and others which only run one virus scanner on the file). ClamAV was the only scanner to report anything, so I think it was likely a false positive. The report from the above website was:

POSSIBLY INFECTED/MALWARE (Note: this file was only classified as malware by scanners known to generate more false positives than the average scanner. Do not consider these results definately accurate. Also, because of this, results of this scan will not be recorded in the database.)

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