Subject: Re: [boost] [windows] Wni32/Vigorf.A trojan in boost_1_67_0-msvc-14.1-64.exe?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-05-24 14:59:10
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot via Boost
> Sent: 24 May 2018 09:14
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Mateusz Loskot
> Subject: [boost] [windows] Wni32/Vigorf.A trojan in boost_1_67_0-msvc-14.1-64.exe?
> One user reported via #boost at cpplang.slack.com that
> Windows Defender reported trojan in the latest Windows binaries.
> I checked myself and I can confirm the latest up-to-date
> Windows Defender is detecting Vigorf.A in the installer archive.
> Is this false report?
I suspect so - Norton regularly accuses my generated binaries of various infections so that I have had to stop it scanning the partition containing Boost (a good reason why a separate partition is a good idea - rather than stuffing it all in C:/boost/... ).
We should get it whitelisted, but I doubt if that is practicable.
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