On 6 July 2016 at 20:23, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:
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>
> 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
>>> involved:
>>
>> 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
> warnings.
>
> 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.

It looks like Avast is replacing AVG with Avast:
http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/07/avast-acquires-rival-avg-for-1-3-billion-to-create-a-security-software-giant/

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> :o)
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