[Flac-dev] Virus in FLAC Windows installer

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Sat Apr 19 13:05:19 PDT 2008

Josh Coalson <xflac at yahoo.com> wote:

>  --- Victor Koechli <odritug at yahoo.de> wrote:
>  > Just to let you know:
>  >
>  > The FLAC-Installer (downloadable from sourceforge) contains a
>  > W32/Backdoor2.AAKG virus, and so does the included uninstaller. Is
>  > this an error of my virus scanner, or did a virus indeed creep in?
>  can someone else verify this?  I know there have been false positives
>  from some AV tools from time to time; usually they are fixed in the
>  next virus definition.  the current flac installer is 7 months old
>  and this is the first I've heard about it.

Not sure if this is what you wanted, but I
downloaded and scanned "flac-1.2.1a.exe"
and "flac-1.2.1b.exe" from sourceforge.  They
were both clean.

I used AVG Free Edition with today's Virus
Database update.

Martin J Leese
E-mail: martin.leese stanfordalumni.org
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