AntiVirus False Positive with Trojan.ZlobJuly 3, 2006
A few users are reporting that Windows anti-virus programs (Norton Antivirus and Symantec Scanner) are giving a false positive on the Inkscape Windows binary. These programs are erroneously giving indicators of Trojan.Zlob. It is thought that the NSIS installer we use for installing Inkscape on Windows was incorrectly listed as a trojan by the antivirus vendors, but this is not yet confirmed; others have reported that there were similar problems reported in other Open Source applications that use NSIS on Windows.
This problem appears to be affecting only some Windows machines. We don't know what the best work around is, but make sure to use the latest antivirus definitions (it may already been fixed).