March 13th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Newbie; python.exe detected as virus AVG
My very first exposure to Python. Have tried Python 2.7.3 from both Python.org & ActivePython (22.214.171.124). When I run PyScripter 2.5.3, AVG interrupts and says python.exe is a virus. Tried to Google it & only found a couple of old hits, so I may be doing something wrong if others aren't seeing this now.
March 16th, 2013, 01:59 PM
You have the possibility to check for the checksum and signature for every version, in the following page.
March 16th, 2013, 03:20 PM
I highly doubt that it is actually python.exe from ActiveState or python.org that's the problem. What I'm suspecting is that PyScripter has been hacked and is replacing python.exe with something bad. Haven't seen anyone else reporting this, so I'm uncertain.