> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013 um 08:10 Uhr
> Von: "Ean Schuessler" <e...@brainfood.com>

> My girlfriend downloaded the GIMP windows build referenced off the GIMP.org 
> website and it seems to have a Malware/Adware package called "Sweetpacks" 
> bundled with it. 

We found that some people get confused by the ads on the Sourceforge site and 
click on them instead of wainting for the real downloads. It has become a 
common practice by malwertizers to emulate those big green download arrows to 
lure in visitors. This is why ad blockers are no longer an optional add-on, but 

> I realize that the Windows version of GIMP is linked with a "hey, this isn't 
> us" kind of disclaimer but the fact that GIMP.org links to it gives the sense 
> that its contents are trustworthy or, at least, not hostile.

As said above, please try to verify whether this was the actual installer, or 
one offered via one of the ads.
We have agreed to move the installers to the gnome ftp servers to get rid of 
this problem.

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