Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP files - corrupted by generic virus?

On 07/06/2016 06:55 PM, Simon Budig wrote:
Hi Sally.

Sally Davies (sa davies talktalk net) wrote:
I've recently installed GIMP - in June 2016. My antivirus software is AVG.
It has picked up corrupted GIMP files, saying that there is a generic virus

Where exactly did you download Gimp?

Please note that there are tons of download sites, that might very well
host a malware-injected package of gimp. We strongly encourage
downloading from for that very reason.

I might add that "generic virus" appears to indicate that heuristics
detected something that looks like a virus (or worm or exploit or...) to
AVG but is not in its virus signature database.  AVG itself has a
history of "downhill progress" over the last several years and I have
recently seen indications that it tends to throw false positive virus

I would recommend uninstalling AVG and replacing it with Avast, as a
first step in troubleshooting "generic" virus reports from AVG.
Needless to say, download programs only from the websites of their
original makers, etc. etc.


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