Heres another situation where it would come in handy:
Some guy reckons that a package put together with NSIS (which was downloaded from a highly-visited site) contains a virus (Win32/DelAll).
NOD32 Virus scanner (from www.nod32.com
) identifies the virus in both the installer and uninstaller, however Norton Antivirus does not.
I am pretty sure its just a false alarm.
The files inside the package are definately not to blame as they are just a series of text files once installed (and they pass all scans once decompressed). Also the packaged files in the intaller (after compression) would not likely cause the false trigger as the virus is detected in both the installer and uninstaller by NOD32.
The package was built using version 1.1g
I have searched this board and found no false alerts regarding version 1.1g (well none for any version actually!), so its most likely that the 1.19 bootstrap/header is not the cause.
That leaves one possibilty, the compiled NSI script.
(unless ive missed something)