Bug report #6082

QGis download Malicious Virus check result

Added by Dieter De Paepe over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Build/Install
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15436

Description

This is not a bug per se, but it felt important enough to report.

The "Virus check results" link found on the download page is reported by Trendmicro as malicious.


Related issues

Duplicates QGIS Application - Bug report #5413: Virus in grass-6.4.2 package, QGIS 1.7.4 Rejected 2012-04-19

History

#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 8 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Dieter De Paepe over 8 years ago

You misunderstand, it is the site garyshood.com itself that is being reported as malicious by Trendmicro, not the installer.

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 8 years ago

Dieter De Paepe wrote:

You misunderstand, it is the site garyshood.com itself that is being reported as malicious by Trendmicro, not the installer.

Ah, ok. On what grounds did Trend Micro come to that classification?

#4 Updated by Dieter De Paepe over 8 years ago

Like all antivirus sites, it is quite vague about what maliciousness is present, but it reports 2 warnings.
One for the favicon.ico, and one for the link itself. (See the links in my first post to test for yourself)

According to Trendmicro, both are:
"Dangerous: The latest tests indicate that this URL contains malicious software or could defraud visitors."
"A Disease Vector: Sites that directly or indirectly facilitate the distribution of malicious software or source code"

I dont know anything more :)

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