[chirp_users] Panda reported a virus in Oct 9 and Oct 13 daily builds.

Eric Vought evought at pobox.com
Tue Oct 13 14:26:41 PDT 2015


Most of the distribution IS python source is it not? It's compiled on-the-
fly by the Python runtime. Tom, are there blobs in the package which might
trigger a false- positive? Alex, does the download checksum correctly?
On Oct 13, 2015 4:16 PM, "Alex Chaihorsky" <xyz1953 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tom,
>
> Thanks for prompt response.
>
> You may be right, but the source code argument is not very convincing. The
> fact that there is nothing in the source code does not mean that the
> compiled package could not pick up a piggyback virus. Or that it was,
> actually introduced by the infected compiler.
> The older version that I used (couple of weeks ago, I can check) had no
> problem, though.
> Please, advise,
>
> Thanks again for the prompt response.
>
> Alex.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Oct 13, 2015, at 14:02, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Alexander Chaihorsky <
> xyz1953 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Panda reported a virus W32/Exploit.gen in Oct9 daily build and also
> today, Oct 13. My system Win7 on Toshib Ultrabook Core i3.
> >>
> >> Please, advise.
> >
> > The Chirp source code is available to read. There's quite obviously
> > (at least as a developer) not a virus in there.
> >
> > Your anti-virus software is wrong. I suggest disabling it.
> >
> > Tom KD7LXL
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