Warning NlOptNet Contains Malware

For a recent project building short rate lattice trees we needed to do some root solving. Fortunately there are quite a few Open Source solvers available enabling us to test a wide range of algorithms with little effort. One of the algorithms we tried was NlOpt, which is excellent. To use this code in .Net we used via NuGet repo with the following command.


PM> Install-Package NLoptNet

Installing 'NLoptNet'.

Install failed. Rolling back…


This made the virus scanner go on full alert!



Downloading the zip from github directly resulted in a zip with the virus included.


Hope this helps keeps PCs safe and that the next version of this otherwise great package will be without virus.