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#907 a virus reported?

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2011-03-08
2011-03-07
I. Barland
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THis is a second-hand bug report:
Somebody on the AP-COMPSCI list claimed that there was a virus in the latest DrJava download.
I have not re-confirmed this myself, but wanted to make sure you'd heard this claim.
Original email below.

(And: Hi, DrJava folk!)

--Ian

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Subject: Dr Java
From: "Scott Pratt" <prattsc@mukwonago.k12.wi.us>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:43:16 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

I have viewed Dr. Java and really like its IDE. However, it appears that the website's to download it are infected with viruses. Does anyone know of a safe website to download it from?

Discussion

  • Mathias Ricken
    Mathias Ricken
    2011-03-07

    Hi Ian,

    If you download from drjava.org or SourceForge, our software is virus-free. We build on Linux or Mac systems and only test on Windows, which makes a virus infection even less likely.

    I would be interested in seeing more information about this virus infection report, like the virus scanner that was used and the virus that was reported.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We need to take even a false positive seriously.

    --Mathias

     
  • Mathias Ricken
    Mathias Ricken
    2011-03-08

    • status: open --> closed