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[Plugin: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin] Infected with CHOON.NET.Spam.20110302.7566.UNOFFICIAL (6 posts)

  1. tankahn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin version 3.2.2

    I am not able to upload it to my hosting site. It says

    Upload Status
    yet-another-related-posts-plugin.3.2.2.zip (yet-another-related-posts-plugin.3.2.2.zip): Virus Detected; File not Uploaded! (CHOON.NET.Spam.20110302.7566.UNOFFICIAL FOUND)

  2. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm very surprised about this... The zip archive is not created by me, but by the wordpress.org infrastructure. Is anyone else seeing this?

  3. tankahn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have installed previous versions without issue, am currently on Version 3.2.1. My installation procedure is to upload the plugin (which I download from wordpress.org) using file-manager in cpanel into the plugins folder and unzip the upgrade. This time, however, the zip file does not show up, despite repeating the procedure carefully. I then used cpanel legacy file manager and the virus detected prompt showed up. Before I rattle at my host provider for false alarms, I hope someone here can clue me.

  4. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    tankanh: This is most likely a false-positive reported by your system. I've downloaded the same Zip file and run it through several virus scanners ... nothing can find any kind of embedded virus or malware.

    Have you tried uploading to a different server? Or perhaps using the built-in installer rather than trying to upload the Zip?

  5. tankahn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I deleted each file and found out that the readme.txt is causing the false positive. Remove the readme.txt and able to install without problems. I shall let my hosting provider know about this. Wonder what phrase triggered the false alert though.

  6. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @tankahn Thanks for looking into this more. Hope your hosting figures this out.

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