[Pidgin] #16580: Pidgin installer is malicious?

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Wed Feb 18 10:29:33 EST 2015

#16580: Pidgin installer is malicious?
 Reporter:  earnoth  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
Milestone:  2.10.12  |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.11  |   Keywords:  pidgin infected malware security
 I'm experiencing this same activity as

 When I visit ​​http://pidgin.im/download/ and I click download for Win32,
 I'm sent to this link:

 I've tried this twice, and each time Chrome complains that the file is

 I uploaded it to VirusTotal?, which says the AV vendor "Rising" claims it
 is infected by "PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.141A9A33!337287731".

 The SHA256 for the file is

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16580>
Pidgin <https://pidgin.im>

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