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RE: cygcrypt-0.dll infected
- From: "Harig, Mark" <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:44:11 -0500
- Subject: RE: cygcrypt-0.dll infected
> It's amazing how many people use broken anti-virus software,
> judging by
> the number of times this was reported. The real solution is
> to get the
> anti-virus patterns fixed. One workaround that was suggested was to
> recompile libcrypt, which removes the pattern (one can assume that the
> pattern just happened to coincide with the DLL's date stamp
> -- go figure).
> I'm half-tempted to suggest leaving the package as-is, just to force
> people to complain to their anti-virus provider.
FWIW, I have done that today (complained to the anti-virus provider).
The md5sum for crypt is correct for dowloads from several mirrors, and
only after scanning for a virus in the .tar.bz2 file is the md5sum
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