Bug report #396

Virus threath in windown version - qgis-0.8.0-win32-060724.zip -

Added by gamendol-yahoo-com - over 17 years ago. Updated over 17 years ago.

Assignee:Redmine Admin
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10455


After downloading the version for Windows, qgis-0.8.0-win32-060724.zip, in the atempt of unziping it, I was stoped by a report of the AVG Free Edition (Grisoft) for a Warning: Hidden extension.exe - r.out.mpeg.exe -
Could you tell me more about this?
Sorry for my poor english.


#1 Updated by anonymous - over 17 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

It's a bug in Microsoft Windows. To have executable file in Windows You must have .exe suffix, on UNIX like systems You can execute any file with executable bit set (i.e. readme.txt can be a program). To make GRASS modules executable, a .exe suffix was added to all GRASS modules and some antivirus software thinks that it is a new virus.

Only solution is to whitelist all GRASS modules in antivirus.

An in future please use SEARCH, as similar bug was closed less than month a go.

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