Some anti-virus app is throwing this alert “Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Swizzor” when people download the new Skipscreen installer.
We looked into it and the detection is confirmed to be a false positive. The anti-virus software is detecting code in the inetc plugin for free and open source NSIS installer (which we use). The trojan writer must have used bits of NSIS, a popular installer used by a ton of projects, and then the anti-virus writers messed up and based their detection on this code.
We’ve alerted the anti-virus company to the error and asked them to fix it. Kinda crappy, but seems like it’s the kind of thing that happens every so often.
UPDATE: The anti-virus company has fixed the problem. Also, within a week or two we should be offering a signed installer, which means you won’t get that fear-inspiring “publisher unknown” problem.
I’m looking for a band or for a blog that posts their own (or 100% authorized, no samples, no ambiguity) songs or albums to a website, where it predictably gets > 1,000 downloads in some predictable timeframe. It doesn’t have to be music either, any other kind of totally authorized download will do.
The experiment would entail linking to a file on a skipscreen-supported site via a redirect on our site that shows a diggbar-like message along the lines of “Hey, download Skipscreen and you’ll never have to wait for this site again!”
We’re pretty psyched about this feature, because it’s the perfect moment to learn about Skipscreen: right when you’re most annoyed by a download site. And it’s the best way to share Skipscreen with your friends: wrapped around some file that’s interesting to them.
I just want to test one or two links for a day or two (like, up to 1,000 downloads or so). This could be in exchange for good vibes and a shoutout on our blog. Or if there’s anything you think we could do for you let us know. Interested? Know anyone who might be? Email skipper+skiptest AT skipscreen.com