[EpiData-list] Virus varning

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sat Sep 29 04:18:12 CDT 2018


Dear all, 

I have scanned the new Windows exe file "setup.all.4.4.3.1.win.exe" with
Kaspersky and found no issues. Kaspersky also provide a free service to
whitelist software on
https://whitelisting.kaspersky.com/whitelist_program. 

Furthermore McAfee Endpoint security reports the webplace epidata.dk
safe to use and finds no threats when scanning the file
setup.all.4.4.3.1.win.exe. 

However Microsoft Explorers "SmartScreen-filter" reports the program
setup.all.4.4.3.1.win.exe  with a generic security warning "This
executable could harm the computer" and "SmartScreen-filter rapporterade
att det inte är vanligt att det här programmet laddas ned och att det
inte är signerat av utgivaren" translated to "The SmartScreen filter
reported this executable to be an unusual download and the file is not
signed by the provider". 

This is described in 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17443/windows-internet-explorer-smartscreen-filter-faq
 and maybe creating a certificate could solve this IE problem?
(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/uwp/packaging/create-certificate-package-signing)


I hope this can be of some help. Seems though tat the download issue is
restricted to Internet Explorers SmartScreen filter. 

Best wishes, 

Jonas Malmstedt 

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2018-09-28 19:00 skrev epidata-list-request at lists.umanitoba.ca:

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> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 23:30:40 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] New Epidata release due to virus problems
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> For all Epidata users.
> Unfortunately we made an error in the Manager version released a few days back. The error was that the yellow sign "do not use on production data only for testing" was shown (but it was not a test version) . We have therefore replaced the public release versions with a correct one today.
> 
> If you wish to use the "user specified installation" in Windows and use a new folder location please notice, that you must first uninstall a previous version, otherwise the new version will be placed in the same folder as previously. Use the uninstall.exe in the previous folder to uninstall. 
> 
> A user have informed us that his anti-virus software declares all as virus free, which is correct. Unfortunately some systems claim a false positive warning. We are concerned about this and continue to seek solutions. Please comment on this issue, in particular if you have suggestions or possibility to assist. 
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> Best wishes 
> Jens Lauritsen 
> Epidata Association
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> On September 26, 2018 7:53:44 AM GMT+02:00, EpiData development and support <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca> wrote: 
> 
>> Excuses for the previous mail in Danish. 
>> 
>> We have received reports of virus over the last months. All the signals
>> are false, but obviously we are taking this as a serious matter. 
>> 
>> Yesterday new versions were released which pass the tests at
>> "virustotal.com". 
>> 
>> The changes affect version control where now a simpler look up
>> principle was implemented. 
>> 
>> Please report any problems still remaining to this list or info (- at
>> -) epidata.dk. 
>> 
>> Jens Lauritsen 
>> Epidata Association 
>> Denmark 
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