[texhax] babelbib.pdf appears to be a threat

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Thu Aug 23 17:12:27 CEST 2018

My ESET Cyber Security Pro objected to a backup file of:


I tried to download the original


and it was cleaned by ESET, ruining the PDF (it would not open).

Downloading the original from


by wget fails (goes into an infinite loop) because the file is
considered by ESET Cyber Security Pro to be a threat:
"PDF/Phishing.A.Gen trojan".


does not seem to provide the LaTeX source code for

I have told ESET, but it seems prudent to warn you folks too.


As a tug member I have the TeX Collection 2018, but it fails to read
on my new CD reader.  The CD reader is happy with a movie DVD.  So I
could not confirm that this file is on the DVD.



  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Biological Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
  https://schneider.ncifcrf.gov (current link)
  https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link)

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