Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#15516 closed defect (cantfix)

Pidgin v2.10.7 for Windows flags exchndl.dll virus on install Trojan.Heur.GM.000c040880 (Engine A)

Reported by: n0tsane Owned by: rekkanoryo
Milestone: Component: unclassified
Version: 2.10.7 Keywords:
Cc:

Description

On install of the latest Windows compile of Pidgin v2.10.7, our virus scanner, "G Data", flags the file "exchndl.dll" as a virus.

Trojan.Heur.GM.000c040880 (Engine A)

Install completes without error, but application will not launch without this file.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by datallah

  • Resolution set to cantfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Summary changed from Pidgin v2.10.7 for Windows flags exchndl.ddl virus on install Trojan.Heur.GM.000c040880 (Engine A) to Pidgin v2.10.7 for Windows flags exchndl.dll virus on install Trojan.Heur.GM.000c040880 (Engine A)

This is almost certainly a false positive. This happens to us occasionally. I ran it through virustotal and a few engines do flag it as containing Trojan.Heur.GM.000C040880.

Googling "Trojan.Heur.GM.000C040880" reveals that a number things that are compiled with the mingw compiler seem to be falsely identified. I imagine that the antivirus vendors will correct their heuristics in the next few weeks to eliminate the false postive.

The application should actually launch fine without that file, it's the crash report creation library and it's an optional dependency.

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