AVG detects malware in python2&3 setuptools gui.exe and gui-32.exe

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 16:08:00 GMT 2014

On 10/08/2014 17:39, Doug Henderson wrote:
> Hi cygwin python maintainers and users,
> AVG Free detects malware in the gui.exe and gui-32.exe files which
> are part of the cygwin 64-bit versions of the python2 and python3
> setuptools package.
> These files are provided by the python-setuptools packages.
> Reinstalling these packages will repair the problem.
> When submitted to VirusTotal, only 3 out of 54 virus scanners
> suspected a problem. Even the version of AVG run by VirusTotal thinks
> the files are OK.
> The detection of problems with these 4 files appears to be a false positive.
> Attached is a manual transcript of the AVG virus report.
> Attached is the current output from "cygcheck -svr" on my 64-bit only
> cygwin install.
> Your attention is appreciated,
> Doug

Hi Doug
Can you open a false positive report to AVG ?


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