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RE: The Big List of Dodgy Apps

On 20 March 2007 14:53, Andrew Louie wrote:

> On 3/20/07, Dave Korn  wrote:
>> Norton/MacAffee/Symantec antivirus or antispyware
> Is there some kind of test app that i could run to see some of these
> apps really breaks cygwin or not?
> I'm running NAV corporate on my work computer with cygwin installed
> and it hasn't caused me any troubles, then again, maybe I'm not using
> that part of cygwin that would break from NAV.

  Basically you'll see lots of fork failures and other random executables just
not working at all and generally exiting silently.  When this problem is
occurring your whole cygwin world starts falling apart; you don't need a test,
you'll *know* it's all gone wrong.

  NAV does seem to have been somewhat better behaved recently than in the
past.  These problems often come and go semi-randomly as the AV updates
itself.  Alas we don't really have any info as to which versions are good and
which bad.  The biggest problems tend to occur when antispyware, behaviour
blocking or buffer-overflow prevention features come into play.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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