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Re: libidn compiled with VS2008 is treated like a virus

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: libidn compiled with VS2008 is treated like a virus
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 16:11:39 +0100
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Florin Daneliuc <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello all,
> I'm working on a project that uses libidn through libcurl.
> About 1 week ago Symantec's Antivirus started to complain about the 
> libidn.dll being a thread (Suspicious.Vundo.5). Looking deeper into this it 
> seems that when compiled with VS2008, as it is on this project, libidn.dll 
> somehow looks like a threat for Symantec. When compiled with VS2005 
> everything is just fine.
> Our project used libidn 1.5 compiled with VS 2008, for reasons unknown to me 
> at this moment (I'm quite new on this project). This is why we deploy VC 2008 
> runtime with the app.
> Now, I could go and distribute VC 2005 runtime with the application, but, as 
> we currently deploying VS 2008 runtime putting both seems a little fishy and 
> replacing 2008 with 2005 would imply a greater testing effort which we cannot 
> afford right now.
> Until I get a response from Symantec on this one, did anyone hit into 
> something similar or has any idea for 2008 fix/workaround?

Hi Florin.  I don't recall any similar report before.  It seems like a
clear bug in Symantec to me.  Alternatively, someone put a virus in
libidn when I didn't look...


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