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Re: Malwarebytes flags qdbusviewer-qt5.exe as Adware.Elex malware




It bears asking to be thorough... are we sure that the cygwin package has not been compromised somehow?
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From: Ray Donnelly <mingw.android@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Ed Koerber <ekoerber@xxxxxxxxx>; cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: Malwarebytes flags qdbusviewer-qt5.exe as Adware.Elex malware



On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Ed Koerber via cygwin
<cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am using the following version of cygwin on a Windows 7 computer:
>
> $ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1 e250 2.6.0(0.304/5/3) 2016-08-31 14:27 i686 Cygwin
>
> Why does Malwarebytes flag this file:
>
> C:\cygwin\usr\x86_64-w64-mingw32\sys-root\mingw\bin\qdbusviewer-qt5.exe
>
> as Adware.Elex malware?

Probably because virus scanners are amongst the dumbest software on earth?

If you were to report it to Malwarebytes as a suspected false positive
that would be helpful.


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