On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:40:06 -0700 (PDT)
Matt Wilkie <map...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > I've read that downloads from SourceForge often have this problem,
> > any SF project not just Leo. It's got something to do with a
> > feature that SF has for creating easy installers automatically, and
> > bundling in advertising that shows during the installation process.
> > The project is supposed to to have to specifically take advantage
> > of the feature, but some shady behaviour in the past indicates
> > maybe that's not always the case:
> >
> > https://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning-don%E2%80%99t-download-software-from-sourceforge-if-you-can-help-it/
> Reading on, I see  that SF changed ownership in 2016 and immediately 
> stopped the shady DevShare program:
> https://sourceforge.net/blog/sourceforge-acquisition-and-future-plans/
> So maybe it's less a matter of the AV being pro-active and more of
> being slow to re-trust (understandably!).

False positives aren't uncommon with open source software either.  My
work anti-virus whines about things just because they're "not commonly
executed".  Some of the heuristics / finger prints the antivirus
software uses are I think too broad, but not a problem for 99% of users
who only use Word and Excel.

Cheers -Terry

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