Bug#442225: installer triggers anti-virus detection
On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 05:01:42PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > Now that I think of it, the affected file was nsisdl.dll, which is the plugin
> > used to download stuff in network mode. This isn't used in the CDs.
> Will virus scanners still falsely detect a virus signature in the
> file even though it's not used?
Well, I haven't checked, but in theory that dll shouldn't be present at all!
> BTW, google for "nsisdl virus" is interesting:
Interesting. I doubt the problem will be widespread among antivirus software
>  If they're not just assuming that some virii use nsisdl,
> therefore any instance of it == virus!
Yeah, and nc.exe is a virus too :-)
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