[Chimera-users] Fwd: Trojan alert Chimera 1.5

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 15 14:32:07 PST 2010

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From: "Prof. Dirk Volkmer" <dirk.volkmer at physik.uni-augsburg.de>
Date: November 15, 2010 4:11:32 AM PST
To: Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Chimera-users] Trojan alert Chimera 1.5

Thank you for the quick response.

I am wondering though, if you could change your code such that the similarity to some kind of Trojan
programs might be reduced. The previous Chimera version did not show this problem and I am
hesitating to de-activate my virus scanners for the purposed of installing your software, especially
since it sends these alerts.

With kind regards, dv

Am 14.11.2010 18:18, schrieb Elaine Meng:
> I didn't know if you already got this (you might not be subscribed to the chimera-users list) so am forwarding.  Apologies if you already got the message,
> Elaine
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Tom Ferrin <tef at cgl.ucsf.edu>
>> Date: November 13, 2010 6:00:21 PM PST
>> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
>> Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Trojan alert Chimera 1.5
>> It's a false positive, caused by a digital signature match between the
>> trojan you cite and an icon within the Chimera executable.  We've
>> notified the 2 or 3 antivirus s/w vendors who are reporting the warning
>> message, and we're looking at other ways to deal with the problem.
>> On 11/13/10 4:46 AM, Prof. Dirk Volkmer wrote:
>>> To whom it may concern:
>>> Dear developers of Chimera.
>>> I am facing a problem with the currently distrbuted version (1.5 rc) of
>>> Chimera.
>>> When I am trying to install the program I receive a warning message from my
>>> antivirus program (Avira Antivir with VDF Version: that the
>>> chimera.exe
>>> windows installer is trying to install the following malware /Trojan
>>> software:
>>> TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen2
>>> TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen
>>> Could you please be so kind to check if this alert is serious and
>>> whether or not
>>> your program might be infected ?
>>> Many thanks in advance sincerely
>>> dv
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