[EpiData-list] message to all EpiData users - we have received reports of an important potential problem

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Jun 20 05:12:03 CDT 2018


We have tested the software on two other independent virus protection 
systems idnd Windows and found NO signs of error, trojan or virus.

But this does not help those who have McaFee antivirus.

I will see how we may have the software positive listed at McaFee.

best wishes

Jens Lauritsen


On 18/06/18 23:12, EpiData development and support wrote:
> We have received two independent messages of a potential virus/viral 
> threat with the latest EntryClient in the Windows version. (From 
> Sweden and Switzerland)
>
> The programming and compilation of ALL EpiData software is done in 
> Linux and we have NOT changed any of the programming tools from the 
> latest to the previous version of EntryClient.
>
> Where we work these problems have not occurred, so it seems to be 
> dependent on which particular version of the anti-virus software is 
> blocking the function of EntryClient.
>
> We are reasonably convinced that the problem is some similarity of 
> internal code with a known virus or trojan. If our development system 
> had been infected, then this would also affect previous versions.
>
> To be sure of this we will obviously spent some time to look into the 
> problem in collaboration with the reporters. AND quite soon return 
> with a solution. (In the meantime I would personally mark in my virus 
> software the EntryClient as not-infected - if that is possible, but it 
> is obviously up to you. The reason being that we have not changed 
> anything here)
>
> Should you experience such problems please write an e-mail to info 
> (at) EpiData.dk - following solving the problem we will then contact 
> you directly.
>
> best wishes
>
> Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
> Denmark
>
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