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Re: Avira Antivir: emacs-24 binaries contain viruses ?

From: Sivaram Neelakantan
Subject: Re: Avira Antivir: emacs-24 binaries contain viruses ?
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:18:04 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.110019 (No Gnus v0.19) Emacs/23.4 (windows-nt)

On Thu, Feb 02 2012,Chong Yidong wrote:

> Martin <address@hidden> writes:
>>     Avira Antivir Professional  28.09.2011
>>     Suchengine          26.01.2012
>>     Virendefinitionsdatei   01.02.2012
>> tells me, that the latest emacs-24 pretest and snapshot binaries contain
>> viruses.
>>     addpm.exe                TR/Siscos.iic
>>     cmdproxy.exe     TR/Siscos.iid
>>     ddeclient.exe    TR/Siscos.iie
>> Is it true or false positive.
> Christoph Scholtes, who compiled the binaries, is currently looking into
> this.  In the meantime, I've pulled the 23.4 binaries off the FTP site,
> just to be safe.
> Emacs had problems being incorrectly flagged by anti-virus software
> before.  We'll see whether this is the same situation.

err...Symantec Antivirus didn't flag anything and I do run with the
latest virus definition files.  I took the Emacs binaries off the
mirror site on the 1st.


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