[wp-hackers] PHPmailer + Avira = Virus?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Apr 14 17:01:16 UTC 2010

Sounds like Avira screwed up. The phpmailer class is extremely commonly used.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> This is located in class-phpmailer.php and will be recognized by Avira as
> part of its detection patterns[1]. This appears to be a false positive and
> might be safely ignored. If anyone knows what Avira is thinking or why Avira
> would want to flag the file, then please let me know.
> If information has already been sent to the "security" mailing list, then
> can this information please be sent as to whether it is an actual false
> positive or if it is something that will be fixed within the next few days.
> No information is given on Avira web site, and the file appears to be normal
> with no code that appears to be bad.
> [1]
> http://www.avira.com/en/threats/section/vdfhistory/ivdf_no/
> - PHP/mailsend.100
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