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RE: Installation Problem

----Original Message----
>From: Tom McKenna
>Sent: 16 August 2005 16:33

> Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha <at>> writes:
>> "cygcheck -cv cygwin" should show the actual files it thinks are missing
>> from the cygwin package.
> This is strange - it says kill.exe is missing.  What is funny, if I
> create any file in any directory named kill.exe, it dissappears..  I
> think the server I am using might have been hacked or might be corrupted
> some how. 

  Check your anti-virus isn't responsible.  False positives have been known
to happen.  Some viruses and worms bundle a (legitimate) command-line tool
'kill.exe' which they use as part of their infection process; if your AV has
suddenly decided that anything called 'kill.exe' is malicious that might
account for the symptoms.

  And, yes, it would be an absolutely stupid and lousy piece of design if
your AV was triggering on just a filename rather than a hash or checksum or
signature of some kind.

  And yes, it has been known to happen.

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

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