[Very important] unpleasant news about standalone python programs on windows (i.e. our bzr.exe)

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Aug 17 02:08:11 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-16 at 17:39 +0300, Alexander Belchenko wrote:
> Recently appears new Trojan horse for Windows that was written in Python
> and compiled to standalone executable with py2exe. Some antivirus
> software (at least AVG and Kaspersky) adding this kind of executable to
> their databases.
> Because I also create standalone bzr.exe with py2exe then we potentially
> could have false positive alarm from our users.
> For details see:
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/weblog/arch_d7_2006_08_12.shtml#e432
> and mailing list of py2exe (thread named 'run_w.exe problems').

Sigh. Its a wonder that AVG and Kaspersky dont mark all .exe files as
virus's because they are compiled code.


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