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Date: 2009-02-25 (19:03)
From: Bjoern Appel <bjoern.appel@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml 3.11 mingw virus false positive?
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Jeff Shaw <> wrote:
> I report at the following link that Antivir reports ocaml exectuables as
> containing a virus they call TR/Dropper.Gen. I'm assuming for now that this
> is a false positive, but just in case it isn't I want to let others know
> about it.

Thanks for that report. Usually I program under Linux but yesterday I
installed OCaml MinGW on WindowsXP with Avira running and I got the
same alert while installing and running OCaml.

Today I used the online scanner VirusTotal in order to double-check.
They run 38 different scanners and only AntiVir and SecureWeb-Gateway
reported a problem. Thus I believe this might be a false positive.
Here is there result: