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Re: Setup disabling of nonexistent virus scanners

Any response on this?

Is this the correct mailing list for this type of question?


-----Original Message-----
From: CEC - Cleary, Stephen 
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 3:13 PM
To: ''
Subject: Setup disabling of nonexistent virus scanners

Hello, all -

I have noticed recently that Cygwin setup will prompt to disable a virus
scanner on my machine. This is odd, because I do not have a virus scanner

After looking in the code (setup/ from CVS, v2.5 Tue Jul 29
14:14:06 2003 UTC), and after looking in the log, I must conclude that the
framework code is not using AntiVirusPage::wantsActivation() in the way that
this file expects.

Here is a complete log when I ran setup until it showed the disable virus
screen, and then hit cancel:
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Starting cygwin install, version 2.415
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Current Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\stephen\My
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Changing gid to Users
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Could not open service McShield for query, start and
stop. McAfee may not be installed, or we don't have access.
2003/10/01 14:53:05 Ending cygwin install

Note that detect() did in fact correctly determine that McAffe is not
installed, so KnownAVIsPresent must be false, but the disable antivirus page
was displayed regardless.


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