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Re: Exclude cygwin folder from malware scans?

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 RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office 216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX Holliston, MA 01746


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>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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