The two PDF files appear to be fine on my other laptops (Windows 8.1 and Windows 10). I have copies of these 2 files in both of them, one has Norton Internet Security, and another has Kaspersky 2018- none of them find a problem with those files. I don’t know about the others.
First off, sorry for the delay in replying- have been real busy @ work.
Did some research, and turns out these are either Windows exploits, or false positives, and don’t pose a risk to the current opensuse installation. Installing an A/V is mostly unnecessary in opensuse (except in certain situations- like using the computer as a server to Windows systems). Having a real-time malware scanner in opensuse is like wearing sunglasses at night to protect your eyes from UV rays in the moonlight- kind of pointless.
The best practices for opensuse- use official/ trusted repositories, update the system regularly, and avoid running a GUI session as root unless absolutely necessary.
While I do have Windows laptops, and I do share files with them, my opensuse system is not a server- I share files using external hard drives. The Windows computers have anti-malware installed on them, and the files I share are mostly music/videos/pictures, etc, not .exe files.
These warnings can be safely ignored.
I’m not uninstalling clamav, but I’ve turned off realtime protection. Perhaps I’ll run a manual scan of the ~ directory once every 6 months, can’t hurt.
Thanks for the links I_A, your links sparked up my interest about malware in Linux and improved my understanding of the situation. :good: