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Re: Exclude cygwin folder from malware scans?
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 15:29:27 -0500
- Subject: Re: Exclude cygwin folder from malware scans?
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Fred Ma wrote:
After some surfing, I haven't found any evidence of malware targetting
cygwin. I'm considering excluding the massive file tree from scans
(AV, SpyBot, AdAware). I'd be interested in more experienced opinions
about this. Thanks.
Any such reports on this list in the past have later been shown to be
problems with the software that claims to have found a fault in Cygwin.
Such is the reasoning behind the following FAQ:
There has actually been more evidence to support that virus scanners,
firewalls, and spyware detection programs *cause* Cygwin problems by
interfering with its proper operation. You can see such reports and
the subsequent resolutions (un-install faulty security software) in
the email archives.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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