[Haskell-cafe] Re: virus/trojan in bamse package?

Daniel van den Eijkel dvde at gmx.net
Sun Nov 8 15:44:35 EST 2009

Thank you for that answer. All I could find out is that the file that 
causes the alarm is named "folder.exe" (size: 82kb). I don't know for 
sure what that is, but since I don't need the package I simply deleted 
it. Probably it was just a coincidence that I had some trojan problems 
just after zipping and unzipping that hackage torrent...

Jannis (jix) Harder schrieb:
> Am 07.11.2009, 16:28 Uhr, schrieb Daniel van den Eijkel <dvde at gmx.net>:
>> hi,
>> my Avira antivirus program says that there is a trojan in the 
>> bamse-0.9.5 package. I downloaded the hackage-torrent a week ago, and 
>> Avira says "TR/Crypt.CFI.Gen" is in bamse. To be sure, I downloaded 
>> bamse-0.9.5 from hackage today, and now avira says less specificly 
>> that there are "some viruses and/or unwanted programs" inside.
> .Gen usually means that the file isn't a known virus but some heuristics
> triggered. This can also happen if a file is compressed with an 
> executable
> packer that the virus scanner can't decompress, which wouldn't be strange
> for an installer tool. I don't know if that's the problem in this case
> but I had a lot of trouble with virus scanners in combination with
> executable packers so it might be.
> -- 
> Jannis
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