[EMBOSS] Virus/Malware Signal in mEMBOSS-

ajb at ebi.ac.uk ajb at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Sep 3 17:02:35 UTC 2010

Hello Conrad,

The mEMBOSS- is clean according to
the latest, updated, AVG-free (9.0.851) both as a file
and for a complete computer scan after its installation.
Also, though not primarily a virus/work scanner, Windows Defender
reports the same machine to be clean.

The filename, is-4GB6P.tmp, suggests it is a temporary file
produced by the Inno Setup installer, used by mEMBOSS. It is
not part of (m)EMBOSS itself and does not appear after installation.

The computer used for creating the mEMBOSS exe is not routinely
used for accessing the internet.



> One of my colleagues downloaded the mEMBOSS- installer
> for Windows EMBOSS. When she ran the installer, the Trend Micro Office
> Scan antivirus software that we use quarantined a file, which blocked
> the installation. The Virus/Malware Name detected was WORM_STRAT.GEN-3,
> and the file in which the signal was detected was
> C:\mEMBOSS\is-4GB6P.tmp.
> This may be a false hit, but can someone check this installer?
> In the meantime, we are going to install from an older version.
> Conrad Halling, Ph.D.
> Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
> Protein Optimization Platform
> Protein Technologies Program
> Monsanto Company
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