[Distutils] your setuptools egg seems have a "Trojan" virus

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Oct 13 17:24:50 CEST 2006

At 03:06 PM 10/13/2006 +0800, æ
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>   I got a virus warning when I Dodnloading "setuptools-0.6c3-py2.5.egg.zip"
>   "TrojanSpy.Delf.s" ,
>   can you check  the "stuptools" zip file

No, I can't, since I don't know what you mean by "check".  I don't know 
what TronjanSpy.Delf.s *is*.  Note that I built the current cheeseshop 
release of setuptools on a *Linux* machine, so I don't think there's any 
way it can be infected with a Windows virus.  The only possible vector for 
that would be if the cli.exe and gui.exe files were affected, since I build 
those on Windows.  So if that was what the warning was about, let me know.

Otherwise, you should report this as a false positive to your antivirus 
vendor, so that they can fix their program.  It's likely that it is seeing 
some random data in the zipfile that happens to resemble some portion of 
the trojan in question.

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