[Chimera-users] Trojan alert Chimera 1.5

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 15 14:29:28 PST 2010

Just to follow up.  On Windows, the Avira AntiVar anti-virus program, 
the only one that caused problems, has been updated to no longer 
(falsely) label chimera.exe as a virus.  So update your virus 
definitions and all should be well.

     -- Greg

On 11/13/2010 06:00 PM, Tom Ferrin wrote:
> It's a false positive, caused by a digital signature match between the
> trojan you cite and an icon within the Chimera executable.  We've
> notified the 2 or 3 antivirus s/w vendors who are reporting the warning
> message, and we're looking at other ways to deal with the problem.
> On 11/13/10 4:46 AM, Prof. Dirk Volkmer wrote:
>> To whom it may concern:
>> Dear developers of Chimera.
>> I am facing a problem with the currently distrbuted version (1.5 rc) of
>> Chimera.
>> When I am trying to install the program I receive a warning message from my
>> antivirus program (Avira Antivir with VDF Version: that the
>> chimera.exe
>> windows installer is trying to install the following malware /Trojan
>> software:
>> TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen2
>> TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen
>> Could you please be so kind to check if this alert is serious and
>> whether or not
>> your program might be infected ?
>> Many thanks in advance sincerely
>> dv
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