RE: ATTN: Possible Virus in AbiWord.exe

From: Mikey Cooper (
Date: Sat Aug 16 2003 - 22:50:20 EDT

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    This has been resolved. The Solo virus scanner was giving a false positive
    on AbiWord.exe. SRN Micro confirmed it's just a problem with their
    signature file and they're going to correct it.

    -----Original Message-----
    [] On Behalf Of Mikey Cooper
    Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 5:38 PM
    To: 'Dom Lachowicz';
    Subject: RE: ATTN: Possible Virus in AbiWord.exe

    I believe I did the win32 build for 1.99.2. I scanned for viruses with
    McAfee and found nothing. Any suggestions on other steps I should try are


    -----Original Message-----
    [] On Behalf Of Dom Lachowicz
    Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 4:26 PM
    Subject: ATTN: Possible Virus in AbiWord.exe

    According to Bug 5614, somehow a virus seems to have
    gotten into the AbiWord 1.99.2 EXE.

    This may have happened on, or may have crept in
    from whomever built those binaries.

    I'd appreciate it if someone could verify the last few
    ABW builds (1.99.2, 1.99.3, 1.99.4) do in fact have
    this virus in them.

    If this happened on the builder's end of things,
    someone here (maybe Mikey) might be infected and
    unknowingly spreading the virus.

    Another possibility is that this guy's virus checker
    is on crack. Either way, confirmation of this bug or
    proof to the contrary are greatly appreciated.

    In the interest of not introducing more virii into the
    world, I'm going to temporarily postpone 2.0rc1
    (1.99.5) until we get a better grasp on the problem.


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