I recently isolated a situation where PDFs generated by Coda (when using the latest Chrome browser on a Mac) are laced with a virus as claimed by Gmail when attaching said PDFs to Gmail messages.
- I’m using the Coda document print feature as shown in the screenshot.
- If I make a copy of the document and export to PDF, it still has the virus.
- If I create PDF exports from other Coda documents, there are no viruses present when attaching to Gmail messages.
- I’ve swapped out the PDF generator as well without success further indicating it is not in the OS or the PDF generation process.
This suggests to me that at least one of my Coda documents is specifically compromised and that this virus is likely associated with features used by this Coda document (unlike my other documents, this one uses Cross-Doc).
I also verified that PDFs generated (also when using the same Chrome browser) with other web sites and web apps do not have such viruses when attaching to Gmail messages.
My tests indicate this only happens with Coda - anyone seeing this as well?