[R] Win upgrade pb (virus)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 11 11:54:41 CET 2011

On Fri, 11 Nov 2011, Mario Valle wrote:

> I just upgraded my Win7 32bits installation to 2.14.0 after deinstalling 
> 2.12.x
> First thing I moved the win-library from 2.12 to 2.14 and executed a 
> update.packages(ask='graphics',checkBuilt=TRUE)
> (Swiss mirror).
> This aborts with the console message:
> Error in if (any(diff)) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
> And the antivirus (AVG) pops up complaining that colorspace.dll contains the 
> virus Win32/Heur
> I cannot ignore the thread because update.packages has already crashed when I 
> can reach the antivirus dialogbox to push the "ignore" button.
> To continue I had to remove the colorspace and ggplot2 packages.
> Is it a known problem? What else can I do (except removing the above packages 
> or changing antivirus)?

Yes (a known problem in AVG), and the standard advice is to change 
antivirus (or set exceptions, which I gather AVG does not allow). 
And please report the false positive to AVG: the more they hear about 
the more attention they will give it.

The binary distribution has been checked by e.g. Sophos (which both 
winbuilder and ox.ac.uk use).

> Thanks!
>                            mario
> -- 
> Ing. Mario Valle
> Data Analysis and Visualization Group            | http://www.cscs.ch/~mvalle
> Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)      | Tel:  +41 (91) 610.82.60
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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