trojans in cygwin

Markus Hoenicka
Wed Nov 3 14:26:00 GMT 2010

Monika Pietrzyk <> was heard to say:

> C:\Documents and Settings\toshiba\Desktop\CYGWIN 1.7.5-1\ftp%3a%2f%2fftp.uni-
> \doc\Cygwin\csih.README     detected: Trojan.ATRAPS!IK

I'm by no means a trojan or virus guru, but if your anti-malware  
software detects trojans in plain-text README files, I'd be concerned  
about that software, not about cygwin. Maybe you should consult a  
second opinion (i.e. a different type of malware detection software)  
before drawing any conclusions.


Markus Hoenicka
AQ score 38

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