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Forum: forge.ocamlcore.org-not-reported-as-unsafe-anymore

Posted by: Sylvain Le Gall
Date: 2016-03-29 09:55
Summary:forge.ocamlcore.org NOT reported as unsafe anymore
Project:Site Admin

Thanks to the help of E. Török and the Google Webmaster Tools we were able to spot the problem and remove what appears to the search engines as a virus. We are now indexed again on Google and not reported anymore as containing malicious content.

There was actually no malicious content and no archive has been tempered with. It seems that some AV scanners consider OCaml programs as viruses. This is unfortunate but not the first time I see this kind of problem.

As a general guideline:
1. Try to avoid publishing Windows programs in the Files section
2. Publish such programs directly on the home page of you project (e.g. foobar.forge.ocamlcore.org)

If you still do 1., I may have to hide your content. The problem is that whatever item is recognized as a malware will propagate to all other files in all other projects.

Regards
Sylvain

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