trojan in Pidgin download

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Wed Dec 12 22:44:26 EST 2007

On Dec 12, 2007 6:37 PM, nina cher <grin_n at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just letting you know that I tried to upgrade from Gaim to Pidgin recently
> and the Windows distro that I downloaded from the Amsterdam mirror contained
> a copy of the Zlob trojan (Zlob.Porn.Mag.Pass to be exact). I guess I'll
> postpone the upgrade for a bit :)

This is almost certainly a false alarm.

These false alarms happen occasionally because we use a NSIS installer which
contains the same file download implementation which has been used by some

If you run the file through something like this: runs it through 20 or so scanners),
I'm pretty confident that you'll
see it is a false alarm.

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