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

Eric Vought evought at pobox.com
Tue Oct 13 14:36:24 PDT 2015


What if the individual's installer exe is infected (post downoad)? Again
might be worth checking the checksum on the download. The installer
bootstrap for Windows is one of the few places in the package something
malicious might hide.
On Oct 13, 2015 4:29 PM, "Ronald Thornton" <thornton at aerostation.org> wrote:

> On my Win7, I just forced McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 to update.
> I then forced the scan of chirp-daily-20151013-installer.exe and the
> resulting program directory tree after installation.  It didn't report
> any virus.
>
> False positive from Panda?
>
> -Ron-
>
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>
> On 10/13/2015 05:16 PM, Alex Chaihorsky 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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