[Rd] trojan at current development version?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Jan 28 14:31:22 CET 2011

On 28.01.2011 13:49, peter dalgaard wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2011, at 09:47 , Andreas Mayr wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is it possible, that the current development version  for Windows (
>> http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/R-2.13.0dev-win.exe) is
>> infected by a trojan/virus. My antivir-program (www.avira.com) seems to find
>> a trojan in open.exe at bin\i386.
> We have seen false positives before (accidental mismatch between virus signatures and legitimate programs). But presumably, the Windows maintainers will double-check, just in case.

Oh yes, we got such reports before. People reported to Avira and it went 
away. Now it is there again. Hopeless, I assume.

Duncan: Perhaps we can add at the download page that Avira reports 
open.exe to be infected from time to time.

Best wishes,


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