Virus alert when compiling ruby stable 2006-11-05 with mingw

Hi all,

This is my ‘first time’ in this mailing list, although I use Ruby since
quite a few years…

When compiling last stable (2006-11-05 version), with MinGw on windows,
my
avira anti-virus
complains that conftest.exe (created during the ./configure step) has
the
Trojan horse TR/Shutdown.F

I ignore the warnings, and in the end it compiles OK. Sorry to send this
info to
all the list but I hope it gets the ‘right’ person :wink:

Kind regards to all

JA

On Nov 5, 2006, at 5:30 PM, Jose Augusto wrote:

has the
Trojan horse TR/Shutdown.F

I ignore the warnings, and in the end it compiles OK. Sorry to send
this
info to all the list but I hope it gets the ‘right’ person :wink:

You should send this email to your anti-virus software vendor. I
doubt that they read the ruby-talk mailing list.


Eric H. - [email protected] - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

In fact the avirus version i’m running is free :slight_smile:

Nevertheless, the conftest.exe file is transient (gets deleted after
./configure ends) and it triggers
the template for that virus.

Last version of Ruby I had compiled (not more than 2 or 3 weeks ago)
didn’t trigger the avirus, which makes me conclude that
it now happens as a consequence of recent modifications in
./configure (?) perhaps… or in the source.

Kind Regards

JA

On Nov 6, 2006, at 10:15 AM, Jose Augusto wrote:

Last version of Ruby I had compiled (not more than 2 or 3 weeks ago)
didn’t trigger the avirus, which makes me conclude that
it now happens as a consequence of recent modifications in
./configure (?) perhaps… or in the source.

Or in the virus detection software… either way, it isn’t a bug in
ruby, it is a bug in the detector.

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