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  • 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 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?

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  • 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.

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

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

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

    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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