All posts by Takayuki Miyoshi

Avast false alarm again

Today I saw a lot of Contact Form 7 users reporting that the security software they use had detected a Trojan Horse in a script file in the Contact Form 7 package. I scanned the reported file on the plugin directory and found no problem, so I concluded that this is a false alarm.

The security software is provided by Avast Software. According to the reports from users, several other security applications from Avast’s group of companies showed the same alert. Avast is known to have caused a similar false alarm case that happened in 2021.