#988 Current installer contains a virus (MinGW-5.1.1.exe)


AVG Antivirus ver 7.5.432 def file 268.15.13/577 complains that MinGW-5.1.1.exe "InstallOptions.dll" contains virus PSW.Lineage.PQ

After downloading the file then executing MinGW-5.1.1.exe AVG reports the virus.

This is repeatable.

rich painter


  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2006-12-06

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    Just because your antivirus software has a false positive doesn't mean that the file actually contains a virus. It if did, Norton would complain loudly on two of my computers.

    I don't believe you. Ask AVG for support.

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2006-12-06
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  • Aaron W. LaFramboise

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    Other people have had the same warning about the InstallOptions.dll from AVG in, for example, the Mozilla project. According to the NSIS project, this is a false positive, and they claim updating your virus definitions from AVG will fix it. See <http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=b2a2a0a05af308b2bd7a4951f32bc7a5&threadid=261253&highlight=avg+virus>

    Note that almost every virus checker has had a problem with some version of NSIS at some point, some more than others. See <http://nsis.sourceforge.net/NSIS_False_Positives>. This is probably an inevitable situation for any lesser-known installer program.

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