Topic "Download blocked because of suspected infection"

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The virus scanner of my university prevents me downloading WinSCP from some of the Sourceforge mirrors. It claims it's infected by a Trojan. See message below:

"ClamAV: Heuristic.Trojan.SusPacked.TMS"

Maybe this is a false-positive or maybe there's a problem with some of the mirrors. I stopped after trying two times. One of them was downloading from


(made the url unclickable just in case that this threat is real)
I can't remember the other.
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Thanks for your post. This looks like quite generic message. Also googling for the message I've found too many false positive reports referring to this message.
Martin Prikryl

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