On 07/06/2016 06:55 PM, Simon Budig wrote:
> Hi Sally.
> Sally Davies (sa.dav...@talktalk.net) wrote:
>> I've recently installed GIMP - in June 2016. My antivirus software is AVG.
>> It has picked up corrupted GIMP files, saying that there is a generic virus
> Where exactly did you download Gimp?
> Please note that there are tons of download sites, that might very well
> host a malware-injected package of gimp. We strongly encourage
> downloading from http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ for that very reason.
I might add that "generic virus" appears to indicate that heuristics
detected something that looks like a virus (or worm or exploit or...) to
AVG but is not in its virus signature database. AVG itself has a
history of "downhill progress" over the last several years and I have
recently seen indications that it tends to throw false positive virus
I would recommend uninstalling AVG and replacing it with Avast, as a
first step in troubleshooting "generic" virus reports from AVG.
Needless to say, download programs only from the websites of their
original makers, etc. etc.
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