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bug #56460: Post_install.bat execution halted owning to gpg-agent.exe infected with IDP.generic

Submitted by:  keerthana <keerthi>
Submitted on:  Sat 08 Jun 2019 06:18:03 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Unexpected Error
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  keerthana Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Sun 09 Jun 2019 10:40:22 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The official Octave versions should not be infected with malicious code.  At least the Windows Defender does not seem to detect the gpg-agent.exe as malware ;-)

To overcome this issue, first make sure, that you are using the latest Avast version with the latest updates 19.5.4444 (19.5.2378) according to [1,2].

Secondly, make sure, that you have installed the latest major Windows update including all security updates and neither Windows Defender, nor Avast complain about any existing Virus issues, before installing Octave.

Please report back, if you still face any issues with Octave afterwards.

[1] https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227342.0
[2] https://support.avg.com/answers?id=906b0000000DwSTAA0

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
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Sat 08 Jun 2019 06:18:03 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello there,

I was installing Octave from https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/windows/
on my Windows 10 platform, for the first time.

I got the error gpg-agent.exe infected with IDP.generic from my antivirus system (avast).

Is this a potential issue?


keerthana <keerthi>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-06-09 siko1056 CategoryNone => Configuration and Build System
        Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        Item GroupNone => Unexpected Error
        StatusNone => Need Info

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