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#4826 Multiple false positives in automatic virus scans of portableapps project

assigned
Chris Tsai
None
2013-07-26
2013-07-26
John T. Haller
No

After file mirroring was restarted on project portableapps, it appears that all files may have been re-processed as we received a couple dozen virus warnings of false positives detections on older files (many which have no binary/executable component to them). The automated email said: "During our virus scanning process the following file triggered a virus signature match. We ask that you please address this file. If this is believed to be a false positive, please contact us about white listing the file." Here is the list of files reported:

File: /Source/ClamWin/clamwin_source_0.88.7.zip
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release092.7z
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release_0.90.1.1.zip
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release_0.90.2.zip
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav_0.90.zip
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release-0.90.2.1.zip
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release-0.94.1.7z
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-release-0.95.1.7z
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-0.88.1src.tar.gz
File: /Source/ClamWin/clamav-devel-0.95.1.7z
File: /PChat Portable Plugins/Perl/Perl_for_PChat_Portable_5.10.1.paf.exe
File: /PNotes Portable/PNotes Portable 7.0.107/PNotesPortable_7.0.107.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_fr.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_it.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_ja.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_zh-CN.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_de.paf.exe
File: /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.10/Firefox_Portable_3.0.10_en-us.paf.exe
File: /Source/ClamWin/ClamWin_0.95.2.7z
File: /Source/ClamWin/ClamWin0.96.4Source.7z
File: /Source/ClamWin/ClamWin0.96.0.1Source.7z

Discussion

  • Chris Tsai
    Chris Tsai
    2013-07-26

    • status: unread --> assigned
    • assigned_to: Chris Tsai
     
  • Chris Tsai
    Chris Tsai
    2013-07-26

    Thank you, that error message is actually a little premature, in that we neither have blocking nor whitelisting implemented yet, so for now, we'll just take this as an informational note.

    We do intend to roll out the those features later however, so we'll keep this ticket open so we can get them properly whitelisted when the time arises.

    Regards,
    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support