#164 doc: faq: TFM file falsely identified as virus carrier

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2012-10-17
2004-02-25
Dominik Wujastyk
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My virus-checker says:

C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\adobe\agaramon\padbo9e.tfm
File is infected with a trojan.

My virus checker is "Freedom Anti-Virus" and its list
of viruses is updated daily. I've looked at the bytes of
padbo9e.tfm (hex) and it seems fine to a superficial eye
(starts and stops like all tfms). Its size is right for what
it is. I've run tftopl and got a standard PL file. Ran
pltotf on that PL file, and got a file identical to padbo9e.
tfm. So I think the virus-checker is being over-sensitive
:-)

I thought I'd report this nevertheless.

Best, and thanks for wonderful MikTeX,

Dominik

Discussion

  • Logged In: YES
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    Maybe you should use a different scanner to check again (like
    F-Prot www.complex.is, free for personal use under DOS)
    and/or write a bug report to the authors of "Freedom
    Anti-Virus".

     
  • Logged In: YES
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    Thanks for the info. I think I'll add it to the FAQ.