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RE: AVG flags Cygwin files
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 17:29:50 +0100
- Subject: RE: AVG flags Cygwin files
- References: <20080724162203.GA24260@panix.com>
David Arnstein wrote on 24 July 2008 17:22:
> I find that AVG 8.0 (Windows anti-virus product) frequently flags
> Cygwin files as being infected.
Argh. Still, all AVs get false positives now and again, and Grisoft are
very responsive about fixing them if you report it.
> Last night, AVG quarantined these files:
> ncurses-5.5.3.tar.bz2 (Trojan horse Downloader.Generic7.ABKD)
> zip-2.32-2.tar.bz2 (Trojan horse Downloader.Generic7.ABHQ)
> toe.exe (Trojan horse Downloader.Generic7.ABKD)
> zip.exe (Trojan horse Downloader.Generic7.ABHQ)
You can also configure AVG to exclude your cygwin install tree from being
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