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

Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013 um 08:10 Uhr
Von: "Ean Schuessler" <ean brainfood com>

My girlfriend downloaded the GIMP windows build referenced off the website and it seems to have a 
Malware/Adware package called "Sweetpacks" bundled with it. 

We found that some people get confused by the ads on the Sourceforge site and click on them instead of 
wainting for the real downloads. It has become a common practice by malwertizers to emulate those big green 
download arrows to lure in visitors. This is why ad blockers are no longer an optional add-on, but mandatory.

I realize that the Windows version of GIMP is linked with a "hey, this isn't us" kind of disclaimer but the 
fact that links to it gives the sense that its contents are trustworthy or, at least, not hostile.

As said above, please try to verify whether this was the actual installer, or one offered via one of the ads.
We have agreed to move the installers to the gnome ftp servers to get rid of this problem.

GPG: 96A8 B38A 728A 577D 724D 60E5 F855 53EC B36D 4CDD

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