[Gimp-user] Adware/malware in Gimp Windows distribution?


My girlfriend downloaded the GIMP windows build referenced off the GIMP.org website and it seems to have a 
Malware/Adware package called "Sweetpacks" bundled with it. I realize that the Windows version of GIMP is 
linked with a "hey, this isn't us" kind of disclaimer but the fact that GIMP.org links to it gives the sense 
that its contents are trustworthy or, at least, not hostile. If there is really no validation of that 
distribution and it contains these kinds of softwares then it may not be such a good idea to have GIMP.org 
linking to it. 

My $0.02, 

ps. I use GIMP all the time on my Debian box and love it so please take this in the constructive sense that 
it is intended. 

Ean Schuessler, CTO 
ean brainfood com 
214-720-0700 x 315 
Brainfood, Inc. 

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