#177 virus alert


I do not know whether this is the right place to report it, and if it is not, please advise where. After downloading from here the latest version of GM for Windows, before installing it, my antivirus program identified a threat called "XML Bomb" with one of the files:
"Object name";"%userprofile%\My Documents\Downloads\ftp_downloads\GraphicsMagick-1.3.13-windows-source.7z:\GraphicsMagick-1.3.13\libxml\test\recurse\goodattr.xml".

Is this a known issue of false positive? I have AVG version 2012.


  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-01-17

    This file is a test file from the libxml library and is not used in GraphicsMagick. The file is a test file and may indeed be an "XML Bomb" that the libxml authors wanted to test their library with. As long as you don't try to open the file with an XML parser, it should not cause harm to anything. The file itself is not a "virus" but it could cause the program which tries to load it to crash.

  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-01-17
    • status: open --> closed-invalid

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