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FYI-- Symantec Security Warnings with setup.exe


On running Cygwin setup today, Norton Security complained about two files

tee.ext and date.exe

Norton used its SONAR (see below) to detect what it thought was a high security risk. They claimed programs were behaving suspicious on my computer. One thing that flagged these files was that there were less than 100 people that have used this application. Norton did not know the origin of these files. I don't know what to say about all this, but I thought I'd let you know what I found. I've been using Cygwin for many years, so I'm hoping nothing really dangerous was involved this time. Otherwise, my update seems to have gone through.


Carl Lund


Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR) provides real-time protection against threats and proactively detects unknown security risks on your computer. SONAR identifies emerging threats based on the behavior of applications. SONAR identifies quicker than the traditional signature-based threat detection techniques. SONAR detects and protects you against malicious code even before virus definitions are available through LiveUpdate.

SONAR monitors your computer for malicious activities through heuristic detections.

SONAR automatically blocks and removes high-certainty threats. Norton Security Suite notifies you when high-certainty threats are detected and removed. SONAR provides you the greatest control when low-certainty threats are detected.

The View Details link in the notification alert lets you view the summary of the resolved high-certainty threats. You can view the details under Resolved Security Risks category in the Security History window.

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