[fpc-pascal] upx.exe identified by Avast as a virus in 2.2.2 Go32v2 distribution

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Nov 13 21:03:51 CET 2008

On 13 Nov 2008, at 18:18, Bob Batey wrote:

> While scanning for viruses on my PC I got
> a notification from my Avast antivirus scan
> that upx.exe was a virus.  To check, I looked
> up upx.exe and see that it is an exe compression
> tool.  Does anyone know if the 2.2.2 Go32v2 target
> has a corrupted upx.exe file embedded in it?

It's probably a false positive. Virus scanners often don't trust  
program packers due to the techniques they use. And the Dos version of  
upx is probably rare enough for it not to have been added to some  
exception list.


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