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Subject: False positive: W32/Magistr.a@MM
Dear Devs, The following (and as a matter of fact a lot of other) file gives a false W32/Magistr.a@MM positive with File::Scan. This is a dll from Mplayer's w32codecs and after checking it with various scanners I think it doesn't contain a virus.

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From: Jon Dron
I have also suffered from this - some of the 'infected' files are not even executables (including a zip full of PHP files) and the one file you might expect to be infected (explorer.exe) is apparently untouched. I have scanned the files with up-to-date versions of McAfee (Windows), F-Prot (Linux) and ClamAV (both Windows and Linux versions), none of which recognise the problem. Similarly identifies an MPlayer codec as infected. I sincerely hope that this is a problem with the program, not my files :-) I am running it through Aegis under Ubuntu. JD [guest - Thu May 26 17:46:45 2005]:
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> Dear Devs, > > The following (and as a matter of fact a lot of other) file gives a > false W32/Magistr.a@MM positive with File::Scan. > > This is a dll from Mplayer's w32codecs and after checking it with > various scanners I think it doesn't contain a virus.


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