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Re: Cygwin install crashes & reboots without leaving a trace

Greetings, Arend Rensink!

>> I would be looking very hard at whatever virus protection you have.
>> The fact that the setup-*.exe is being removed makes me think some
>> third party program is killing the installer and deleting the
>> executable; that's just not something the installer will do.

> Yes, in te meanwhile I looked a bit further and found out that that's
> precisely what happens. The corresponding message is:

>> 25-9-2014 10:54:05    Quarantined     legal software that can be used by
>> criminals to damage your computer or personal data
>> PDM.Worm.P2P.generic  C:\CYGWIN\SETUP-X86.EXE

> (I don't suppose there is a worm, but you might be interested in knowing
> about this false positive.)

Kaspersky "Antivirus" is notoriously known for protecting the users from
their computers.
Also, ".Generic" is a sign that the detection was based on heuristics.

Andrey Repin ( 25.09.2014, <17:11>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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