Malware in the XML Tools plugin - Win.Trojan.GenericAgent-369



  • Detected Win.Trojan.GenericAgent-369 malware in the XML Tools plugin. What can be done about this?



  • Delete the XML Tools plugin!
    Scan complete PC for virus/malware infections and clean when applicable.
    Re-install the XML Tools plugin using the PluginManager plugin.



  • Was a new version of the plugin posted today? The Malware is coming from the plugin package. My corporation’s detection engine is preventing it from even being downloaded due to the malware signature.



  • No, there’s no new plugin version posted.
    Maybe it’s the package giving the problems as the DLL’s in my Notepad++ folder pass a scan.



  • The most recent from of XML Tools is v2.4.8. Although this was released on 2015-09-05, the Plugin Manager’s list of known plugins was (finally) updated about a week ago so it most likely you finally got the newest update.

    My virus scanner did not have a problem with either the zip or the extracted files. It is possible you have a false positive but best to err on the side of caution. You might contact the authors of the plugin to see if they have any additional information.


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