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Re: PERL's Encode::Byte is being flagged by AVGfree as WIN32/PolyCrypt anyonelse

Reini Urban wrote:
William Deegan schrieb:
Anyone else seeing this?
I've done an uninstall, removed the saved downloads from setup.
Then installed them again.
Same issue.

Which file exactly? There is /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/Encode/ or /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/auto/Encode/Byte/*.dll*

I have no such virus on my machine which could have make it into the distro.
AVGFree is wrong.

$ clamscan /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/auto/Encode/Byte/Byte.dll \
           /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/auto/Encode/Byte/libByte.dll.a \

/usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/auto/Encode/Byte/Byte.dll: OK
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/auto/Encode/Byte/libByte.dll.a: OK
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/Encode/ OK

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 143206
Engine version: 0.91.1
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 3
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 0.15 MB
Time: 3.280 sec (0 m 3 s)

$ clamscan -V
ClamAV 0.91.1-exp/3904/Thu Aug  9 02:01:48 2007

It wouldn't be the first time an anti-virus product gave a false positive. Recently AVG started to report the Python Windows installer as a virus, which gave a few people a short sharp shock. But they did fix their signatures very quickly once informed of the position.

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