possible malware in db48 port

Artemio González López artemiog at mac.com
Tue Jan 21 23:11:11 UTC 2020

Bitdefender has flagged two files from the db48 MacPorts port installed in my Mac, namely


which seem to be infected by something called


Does this sound plausible, or is it more likely a false positive? In any case, I am thinking of reinstalling the port. Is this possible, and how should I proceed? (uninstall first, perhaps, but what about dependents?).

Thanks for your help,


Here’s what ls reports about this files:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 macports  admin  1302356 Sep 27  2017 /opt/local/lib/db48/libdb_cxx-4.8.dylib
-rw-r--r--  1 macports  wheel  19951871 Mar 15  2018 /opt/local/var/macports/software/db48/db48-4.8.30_4.darwin_17.x86_64.tbz2

Artemio Gonzalez Lopez
artemiog at mac.com

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