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 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "leo-editor" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to leo-editor+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/leo-editor. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.