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MySQL-python-1.2.3.win32-py2.7.msi virus?

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jholliday
2012-09-19
2013-07-17
  • jholliday
    jholliday
    2012-09-19

    I downloaded MySQL-python-1.2.3.win32-py2.7.msi from Sourceforge yesterday but
    AVG Free 2012 reported that it contained a "Potentially harmful program"
    Exploit.EBK. Does anyone know whether this is a real problem or a false
    positive?

    Thanks.

     
  • Andy Dustman
    Andy Dustman
    2012-09-19

    Almost certainly a false positive. I've re-checked the file with Microsoft
    Security Essentials and Webroot SecureAnywhere, and it comes up clean on both.
    AVG's site does say very muchabout what Exploit.EBK actually is. My guess it
    is complaining about it being an unsigned MSI.

    If you'd rather build it yourself... Install Visual Studio 2008 (required by
    python.org Python builds, 2010 and later will not work for this purpose) and
    MySQL Connector/C (from mysql.com), and the current SVN code in branch
    MySQLdb-1.2, and run setup.py bdist_msi

     
  • Andy Dustman
    Andy Dustman
    2012-09-19

    That should read, AVG's site des not say much about what Exploit.EBK
    actually is.

     
  • jholliday
    jholliday
    2012-09-19

    Thanks for the quick reply, I couldn't find any info about it when I looked
    either. I'll try the build as you suggest.

     
  • Good suggestion !