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Re: Norton Business Suite identifies minntty as malware

On 7/14/2015 5:21 AM, Brent wrote:
On my work computer today, I ran cygwin's setup-x86_64.exe in order to get the latest and greatest code.

Soon afterwards, Norton Business Suite autoran, and claimed that the new mintty is malware (to be precise: WS.Malware.2).

This has never happened before: both Norton and cygwin (including mintty) have been on my computer for a long time.

I assume that mintty has not gotten infected with malware, and that this is probably a Norton bug, like what has been seen in the past:

That said, I thought that I would report it anyways.

--Win 7 64 bit pro host
--Norton Business Suite version
--latest cygwin and mintty (version 2.0.3-0)
--I have screenshots if anyone wants more details, but I cannot send them as attachments to this mailing list, right?

Hi Brenat,

please open a false positive report with Norton

Likely they will recognize the mistake and amend their database


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