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RE: cygwin-net: viruses in .tar.gz files??
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: RE: cygwin-net: viruses in .tar.gz files??
- From: Colman Curtin <colman dot curtin at trintech dot com>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 11:59:40 +0100
>I downloaded setup.exe for the latest cygwin release from
>sourceware.cygnus.com. I run it and select a US mirror. I tried both
>ftp.freesoftware.com and sourceware.cygnus.com.
>When it downloads the gcc tarball my VirusScanner detects a virus in
>it. I'm running McAffee 4.5.0 (virus definition 4.0.4080). It
>doesn't name the virus, and can't clean it. To be safe I just quit
>Has anyone else seen this?
Turn off scanning of compressed files McAffee seems to get a bit upset when
fed a .tar.gz file - It crashes on my machine but subsequent scanning of the
install shows all is clear.
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