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 Post subject: Sourceforge Using ADs As Download Vectors For Malware
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:41 am  (#1) 
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GIMP Version: 2.8.4
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OS Version: Windows
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I want to recommend GIMP to Windows using friends, but it is not supported officially for Windows.
Even worse, the download link for the Windows build goes to an ad-driven filesharing site with ads masquerading as download buttons. A friend on mine clicked on one of these and her antivirus software went nuts!

This is a serious problem! Is there anything we can do to help? Does anyone know the dev for the Windows build? I will not be able to recommend GIMP to Windows using friends until that problem is solved! :gaah


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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:44 am  (#2) 
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Uhm, whats the sites url? The official not-that-official builds for windows are here: Because of malware being found in SourceForge downloads, this link has been removed.


sf.net has ads, yes but there shouldn't be any harmful ads.

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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:51 am  (#3) 
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CRogers wrote:
Even worse, the download link for the Windows build goes to an ad-driven filesharing site with ads masquerading as download buttons. A friend on mine clicked on one of these and her antivirus software went nuts!

I Because of malware being found in SourceForge downloads, this link has been removed.
, let alone virus inducing ones. And this is the only link to a Windows installer from the GIMP.ORG website.

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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:12 am  (#4) 
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Yes, it's the source forge website. Brings up 4 ads, sometimes with big green download buttons (though no buttons are necessary)... when did source forge become such a spammy advert-ridden piece of crap? :P

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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:18 am  (#5) 
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I'm not seeing any ads
Because of malware being found in SourceForge downloads, this link has been removed.


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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:22 am  (#6) 
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alc59 wrote:
I'm not seeing any ads
Because of malware being found in SourceForge downloads, this link has been removed.

Click the download link.


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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:26 am  (#7) 
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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:27 am  (#8) 
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No one here is clicking far enough. If you click on the download links off of the gimp branded pages you invariably get a page like this (sometimes FULL of fake download buttons):
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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:28 am  (#9) 
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alc59 wrote:
I did

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Turn off your ad-blocker.


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 Post subject: Re: GIMP currently being used as virus bait
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:30 am  (#10) 
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If you do not have AdBlock enabled, in SourceForge are some ads after download. I do not know if any antivirus detects malicious code for Windows in any of this ads, I use GNU/Linux.
If the antivirus is alerting, you must report to SourceForge and your antivirus software to detect if it's a false positive.

Edit: Oh! Now I see one of those ads can be misleading with that big green "Download" button. That is a problem and that kind of ads should not be allowed on SourceForge.

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