GitHub projects are generally safe and not virus, but it is difficult to say for certain whether any particular project is virus. To figure out if a project is virus, you can follow these steps:
- Read the source code of the project: Inspect the source code of the project and check if you see any suspicious code.
- Make sure the authors of the project are real people: Make sure the authors of the project are real people. If you see something that makes you think the authors of the project are not real people, it is best not to use the project.
- Check if the project is popular: Check if the project is popular. Popular projects are less likely to be virus because they have been examined by many people.
- Make sure the project is open source: Open source projects are more secure because the source code can be examined by anyone.
- Use Antivirus software: Scan the files or folders you downloaded with Antivirus software
But keep in mind that we can’t guarantee the safety of any software, also the safety of software can change and it’s important to keep them updated regularly. In any suspicious situation or when you are not sure, it is best not to use that project.