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CA anti virus finding a "virus" in the the newer WP versions (6 posts)

  1. vfleming
    Posted 6 years ago #

    While doing my upgrade today my CA virus protection found and deleted a so called virus from my blog v.2.3.1 and when I unzipped v.2.3.2. It is showing that js/snz.a is a virus. There is not much information out about this but it appears that this is a false reading that started this morning. You will get this when you visit many sites starting this morning (like tv.com). CA must have sent out updates last night and I believe it is only the CA anti virus software that is doing it. I run etrust by CA.

    Has anyone else seen this and can confirm this is no threat?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm looking through the WordPress release now and can find no file called "snz.a". I would look closer at it, because it may not be a false alarm.

    Edit: Ahh, the virus it is finding is called "snz.a". Googling for this shows that the CA anti-virus is finding it in copies of jQuery, among other things.

    WordPress does indeed contain a copy of the jQuery libraries. It does not contain a virus or any sort of malware.


  3. vfleming
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can't find anything pointing to a virus, everything is showing it is the anti-virus issue. Thanks Otto.

  4. Rok
    Posted 6 years ago #

    NOD32, Symantec, Avira, and Avast has not generated any alarms.

  5. vfleming
    Posted 6 years ago #

    CA sent out another update yesterday and fixed the issue. It was definitely with the virus software side and it has now been fixed.

  6. kaiserthegreat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What about for those of us using Symantec? I get the virus error as well, when trying to upload today. Is there a workaround or do we have to wait for Symanetec to fix their end?

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