[R] Download showing as exploit

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 19:37:36 CEST 2015

On 21/09/2015 10:30 AM, Tim Kingston wrote:
> Hi , 
> I work for the NHS, and our IT service has been unable to download as its anti-virus software says it contains an exploit.
> Is this normal? Is there a way around this?
> Kind regards,
> Tim Kingston

You don't say what you're trying to download, or from where.

In the past there have been false positive reports from various
anti-virus packages about R.  I don't recall any cases of real malware
being distributed, but eventually it will probably happen.

What you should do is ask your IT service for details of what the
problem is, and ask them to confirm it's real.  If so, please let us
know the details.  If not, then I can't see how we can help.

Duncan Murdoch

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