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User detected Malware on Datawarrior.exe [message #235] Thu, 02 March 2017 23:34 Go to next message
mindhira is currently offline  mindhira
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Registered: May 2016
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We have a core installer that many users use to install Datawarrior on their computers. Today, we had a user inform us that a security scan detected malware on Datawarrior.exe. I have attached the picture he sent us. He believes this was from version 4.4.4. I have run a scan on our installers for version 4.4.4: 64bit and 32bit and version 4.4.03, 32bit. These came up clean for us, so I believe this is an isolated incident and his computer was infected by something else but I wanted to make you aware of it just in case.
Thank you,
Re: User detected Malware on Datawarrior.exe [message #237 is a reply to message #235] Sat, 04 March 2017 17:27 Go to previous message
thomas is currently offline  thomas
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Registered: June 2014
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Hi Sheryl,

thank you for the information. Once in a while I get an information like that. I consider it highly unlikely that during my compilation process any malware can manifest in DataWarrior.exe or one of the Windows installers, because the exe is built on a linux platform and the msi file is built on a virtual Windows installation that is exclusively used to create the msi and for no other purpose. You may check the affected DataWarrior.exe's MD5 checksum and compare it to another installation.

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