Bug#442225: installer triggers anti-virus detection
Btw, should we reassign this to nsis?
On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 08:47:01PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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:
> > http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:b8mXTk6UwOcJ:forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php%3Fp%3D164312+nsisdl+virus&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us
> > http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=172956
> 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 :-)
> Robert Millan
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