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Re: ######## Virus on your site?!?!!? ########


On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 10:19:54AM -0700, Erickson, Rob wrote:
>
>After downloading the file:
>ftp://gcc.gnu.org/pub/gcc/releases/gcc-2.95.2/gcc-2.95.2.tar.gz
>
>My McAfee Virus Scan 4.5.0 (with definition files 4.0.4139) for Windows 2K
>reported that the file contained a Virus.
>
>Can you please look into this quickly?  Thank you.

This is a tar file containing sources.  You don't execute it.  It is
very unlikely that it contains a virus as it was not produced on a
Windows machine.

Over in Cygwin land, we have had many reports of false positives with Mcaffe
Virus Scan and .tar.gz files.  I assume that this is one more of those.

cgf


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