[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
> 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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